Sikkim Flash Blood: Dead number 19, 103 people missing, about 3 3,000 people stranded in Lachen, rescue preparations from helicopters


The death toll in the Sikkim disaster has increased to 19. Meanwhile, the search for the missing 22 soldiers of the army also continues. There are about three thousand people stranded in Lachen whose rescue is being prepared.

Sikkim Flash Blood: A sudden flood in the Tista River has caused great devastation due to a cloud burst over Lhonk Lake in Sikkim. The death toll in this accident has increased to 19 while 103 people are missing. 22 army personnel also went missing in this accident. At the same time, there are reports of about 3 thousand people being stranded in Lachen and Lachung. According to available data from checkposts, around 700 to 800 drivers are stranded, while 3150 people went by bike in this area, these people are also stuck in flash floods. The routes to reach these areas have been swept away in Salab, from which it can be reached by helicopter.

About 3,000 people were stranded in Lachen and Lachung

Sikkim’s chief secretary Vijay Bhushan Pathak said, according to available data from the checkpost, about 3000 people are stranded in Lachen and Lachung. 700-800 drivers are stranded there. 3150 people who went there on motorcycles are also stuck there. All will be evacuated from Army and Air Force helicopters. The army spoke to their families via voice calls over the Internet to people trapped in Lachen and Lachung.

2,011 people have been saved so far

Officials said 26 people injured are admitted to various hospitals in Sikkim. The Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority ( SSDMA ) reported in a bulletin that 2,011 people have been saved so far, while 22,034 people have been affected by it. Pathak said he was told by officers of the 27th Mountain Division of the army that tourists stranded in Lachen, Lachung and surrounding areas in North Sikkim are safe. According to an estimate, more than 3,000 tourists, including foreign nationals, are stranded in various parts of Sikkim. Pathak said that the army has activated its telecom service and talked to many tourists from their family members. He said that the removal of stranded tourists is a priority and it has been decided to take them by air to Mangan from where they will be brought by road to Sikkim. LaChen, a helicopter of the Indian Air Force and Army, LaChung and Chungthang were ready to fly on the colon, but could not do so due to bad weather.

The search for 22 army personnel continues

The NDRF platoon is also ready for the rescue of locals in North Sikkim. Authorities said the missing 22 military personnel are being searched in the lowlands as there is a possibility that the rapid flow of water may have taken them downstream. Referring to the situation in the city of Singatam, badly affected by the boom in the Tista River, the reader said that the water and power infrastructure in the nearby industrial areas of Singatam and IBM Restoration has been completed. Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang visited Singatam, one of the areas most affected by the disaster and reviewed the situation. He urged the people to be vigilant and take refuge in safe places, assuring that the government is taking all necessary measures for their rehabilitation.

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