SINGTAM (Sikkim), Oct. 5, 2023 (TBINN)
Cloud-burst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim yesterday caused a flash flood in the Teesta River Basin, affecting more than 22,000 people and leaving 14 dead and 102 missing, including 22 Army personnel, concerned officials informed today.
Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (S.S.D.M.A.) said that 2,011 people have been rescued so far and 26 relief camps have been set up in the four affected districts. The state government is providing all necessary assistance and relief to the affected people, it said.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang visited Singtam, one of the worst affected areas, and reviewed the situation. He also held an emergency meeting at the Singtam Community Centre and urged the people to stay alert and take shelter in safe locations.