Flood Fury in Sikkim: 27 Killed, Scores Missing


TNI Bureau: The flash floods and landslides killed 27 people in Sikkim, including several Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel. At least six people died in Assam. Many people have gone missing in Sikkim and Assam.

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The northern part of Sikkim is cut off from the rest of the country. The main road between Chungthang and Mangan and the National Highway 31-A have been blocked.

Providing water and power supplies to the people remains the top priority for the administration. It could take a month or so to restore road connectivity. Rescue operations have been launched to trace the missing people.

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