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Sikkim Flash Flood: Death toll rises to 34, IAF initiates rescue for stranded tourists

Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST
  • Thirty-four bodies have been retrieved from the slush and debris resulting from a flash flood that wreaked havoc on Sikkim near the Teesta river.
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Search operations continued on Monday for the 105 people who are still missing after the cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin.  (HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Search operations continued on Monday for the 105 people who are still missing after the cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin.  (HT Photo)

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations in Sikkim, and rescued the first batch of stranded tourists from Lachen to Mangan aboard a helicopter, a Defence official said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations in Sikkim, and rescued the first batch of stranded tourists from Lachen to Mangan aboard a helicopter, a Defence official said. (PTI)

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Tourists evacuated from flood-affected Lachen by helicopter arrive at Ringhim Helipad, Mangan in North Sikkim.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Tourists evacuated from flood-affected Lachen by helicopter arrive at Ringhim Helipad, Mangan in North Sikkim.(PTI)

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Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang held a review meeting with Chief Secretary VB Pathak, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, who has reached Gangtok, and other officials for coordinated relief and rescue operations along with armed forces. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang held a review meeting with Chief Secretary VB Pathak, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, who has reached Gangtok, and other officials for coordinated relief and rescue operations along with armed forces. (PTI)

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Troops of TriShakti Corps provides assistance to tourists stranded in areas of Lachen, Lachung, Thangu and Chungthang following flash floods in North Sikkim.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Troops of TriShakti Corps provides assistance to tourists stranded in areas of Lachen, Lachung, Thangu and Chungthang following flash floods in North Sikkim.(PTI)

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In Sikkim, Pakyong district reported the maximum number of fatalities at 22, including 10 army personnel, followed by six in Gangtok, four in Mangan and two in Namchi.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

In Sikkim, Pakyong district reported the maximum number of fatalities at 22, including 10 army personnel, followed by six in Gangtok, four in Mangan and two in Namchi.(PTI)

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A total of 105 people have been missing six days after a cloudburst over Lhonak lake in Mangan district caused an upsurge in Teesta river, flooding several towns on the river basin across four districts in the Himalayan state. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

A total of 105 people have been missing six days after a cloudburst over Lhonak lake in Mangan district caused an upsurge in Teesta river, flooding several towns on the river basin across four districts in the Himalayan state. (PTI)

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Of the missing people, 63 are from Pakyong, 20 from Gangtok, 16 from Mangan and six from Namchi, according to a bulletin of the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Of the missing people, 63 are from Pakyong, 20 from Gangtok, 16 from Mangan and six from Namchi, according to a bulletin of the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority. (PTI)

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