Sikkim floods: 27 killed, 142 still missing, over 2,400 rescued

Here we are sharing a piece of big and shocking news with you that 27 people’s bodies including seven soldiers have been rescued so far from the slush debris of the flash flood. A flash flood incident took place on 4 October 2023 at the Teesta River that devastated Sikkim. But still, the investigation is ongoing for the 142 people who are missing. Since the news came on the internet it has gone viral on many social networking sites. Now many people are very curious to know the complete information about the news. We have more information about the news and will share it with you in this article.

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Currently Sikkim state has been making headlines on the internet due to flash floods. Now many people are searching for the Sikkim state name on the internet as they are super keen to know about the complete information about the news. Reportedly, 23 Army personnel had gone missing from Bardang, the bodies of seven have been recovered from different areas downstream of Teesta, while one of them was reduced earlier. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

According to the ANI reports, today, the third Indian Reserve troops are en route for the rescue mission. The flash flood that happened in the Teesta River, started by a cloudburst in Lhonak Lake, generated the accumulation of a huge abundance of water, which turned towards Chungthang dam, crushing the power infrastructure before moving downstream in spate, flooding towns and villages.

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Here’s a points update on Sikkim floods

The flash flood was triggered by a cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, has affected more than 25,000 people, hurt over 1200 houses, and washed away 13 bridges, getting the picturesque Himalayan state to its knees.

So far, 2,413 individuals have been reduced from different areas and 6,875 individuals have been taking shelter in 22 relief centres set up across the state, most of which have been cut off from the rest of the country.

Amit Shah Union Home Minister has endorsed the release of 44.8 crore as an advance amount from the central share of the State Disaster Response Fund to Provide relief to the affected people.

The flood crushed 13 bridges in the state, with eight bridges getting washed away in Mangan district alone. These bridges were destroyed in Gangtok and two in Namchi.

Senior officials said, more than 3000 tourists stuck in North Sikkim could not be reduced as many attempts by the Air Force to send Mi-17 helicopters failed because of inclement weather. Here we have shared all the information which we had. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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