Cloudburst in Sikkim: 102 missing, 14 washed away in floods

There are 14 people washed away in the floods in Sikkim in the wake of the cloudburst, and there are 102 people missing as a result

Cloudburst in Sikkim: 102 missing, 14 washed away in floods

Tragically, a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in north Sikkim has resulted in at least 14 fatalities and 102 missing people, including 22 army soldiers.
According to India Today, the Teesta River basin has been severely impacted by the flash floods that resulted from this natural calamity. Additionally, the disaster has had an effect on more than 20,000 people. Following this catastrophe, searches were being made for the missing people, which included 23 soldiers. Fortunately, one of the army personnel who went missing was found.

Due to the flooding, almost 3,000 tourists from all regions of the nation were left stranded in several Sikkim locations. VB Pathak, the chief secretary of Sikkim, provided a report on the alarming situation.  The Sikkim government formally designated the natural disaster a disaster, underscoring the seriousness of the situation.

The Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang was contacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the state of the state and was assured of his unflinching support. Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, prayed for the safety of the missing soldiers.


For rescue and relief activities, numerous teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were sent out. Included among the impacted areas are Chungthang in the Mangan district, Dikchu, Singtam in the Gangtok district, and Rangpo in the Pakyong district. 166 people have been saved so far, including a soldier.

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