Sikkim flood fury: Road between Mangan district and other districts washed away in landslide | Watch video

A road connecting Sikkim's Mangan district with others washed away in landslide after heavy rainfall

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First Published17 Jun 2024, 12:17 PM IST
The section of a road damaged due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall at Mangan in North Sikkim on Thursday. (PTI)
The section of a road damaged due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall at Mangan in North Sikkim on Thursday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Incessant rains and landslides have wreaked havoc in Sikkim over the past few days. The harsh rainfall season is showing no mercy on the local residents, as thousands of people have been left stranded in the state. Due to heavy rainfall, a road connecting Mangan district with other districts of Sikkim washed away after a landslide. The news agency PTI on X shared a video of the destroyed road.

The visuals of the destroyed roads were captured in area near Lal Bazaar in Sikkim. Heavy flood and waterlogging in Mangan district and nearby areas left nearly 1,200-1,400 students stranded in the district. Meanwhile, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has announced an ex-gratia amount of 5 lakh to the next of kins of people who died due to flood.

The state government has also announced to redevelop the homes that were destroyed due to the floods and heavy landslides in different parts of the state.

In last five days, Sikkim has witnessed two natural calamities: a landslide in Namchi district in which three people lost their lives, and similarly, a landslide happened on the intervening nights of June 12 and 13 in Mangan district in which six people lost their lives. Around 1,200-1,400 tourists are also stranded in the Mangan district of the state.

"This is a sad incident, six people have died in the Mangan district, and in Majuwa, due to landslide three have lost their lives and several are injured. Several houses have also been damaged. A total of 67 families have been relocated. I have informed the central government about the extensive losses and have requested immediate funds to aid our response", CM Tamang said while speaking to ANI.

"With road closures and the inability to move heavy vehicles, we are facing a surge in food prices and commodity shortages. We are taking these matters very seriously and have sought help from the centre...We are providing 5 lakhs in compensation to the families of the deceased. We will also rebuild the homes of those whose properties have been destroyed or swept away", he added.

 

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First Published:17 Jun 2024, 12:17 PM IST
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