Recently a piece of big and shocking news has come on the internet that 19 people have passed away while more than 100 people went missing after the Sikkim flash floods. This targic incident took place at Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim. Since the news came on the internet it circulated on many social networking sites and uncounted reactions started hitting the headlines many people were very shocked as no one thought that it would happen. Now many people are very curious to know about the whole information about the news.
The flash flood incident happened on 4 October 2023, Wednesday in Teesta River in Lachen Valley. The flood in Sikkim that began around 1:30 a.m. was made worse by the release of water from Chungthang Dam. Many towns, including Singtam, Rangpo, and Dikchu located in the Teesta basin were flooded with the upsurge in the river. More than 3,000 tourists have been reported to be stranded in different parts of Sikkim. Here are some points you need to know. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.
The neighbouring West Bengal government stated in a statement that four of the 19 bodies have been identified as Jawans. 2,011 individuals have been reduced, while the accident has affected 22,034 individuals, the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) stated in a bulletin.
Sikkim Chief Secretary Vijay Bhushan Pathak informed news agency ANI that 3000 individuals have been stranded in Lachen and Lachung, and 700-800 drivers are stuck. He also said that 3150 individuals who went on motorcycles were also stuck there. He confirmed that helicopters of the Army and Air Air Force would carry out the evacuation.
The Indian Air Force and Army chopper were set to fly to Lachen, Chungthang, and Lachung on Thursday, but could not do so because of inclement weather.
A relief camp is set up for individuals involved in the flash floods in the Teesta River basin in Sikkim.
The state education department published a circular saying that all government private schools, universities and colleges in the state will be closed till 15 October 2023 because of the prevalence of inclement weather. Earlier the Education Department had ordered the closure of schools, and colleges till 8 October.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang visited Singtam, one of the worst affected areas and took stock of the situation. Our dedicated teams have been working day and night the address the immediate concerns and challenges posed by this calamity. Here we have shared all the information we had if we get any information which we had. Stay tuned to us for more updates.