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Heavy rain, landslides kill 6 in Sikkim

Published : Saturday, 15 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 119

GUWAHATI, June 14: At least six people have been killed this week and around 2,000 tourists stranded in Indias Himalayan state of Sikkim in landslides and floods after incessant rainfall, officials said on Friday.
Another four people have been killed in Nepals Taplejung district, which borders Sikkim, after a landslide following rains swept away the house in which they were sleeping, officials there said.
Heavy rains triggered landslides at several locations in Mangan district, which covers north Sikkim and lies about 100 km (60 miles) north of the state capital Gangtok, the local government of the northeastern Indian state said.
"Its been raining continuously for 36 hours. The road to north Sikkim has been damaged in multiple locations, snapping connection to the district," said Hem Kumar Chettri, the district magistrate of Mangan.    —REUTERS






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