Tag: Death toll rises to 25 in Sikkim floods


Natural Disasters – Safeguard Measures Death toll rises to 25 in Sikkim floods The death toll in flash floods in Sikkim has risen to 25. 7 of them are army personnel. Further, the search for 143 people, including 15 army personnel, continued for the third day. A cloudburst caused heavy rainfall in Lonak Lake region of North Sikkim. Subsequently, the Deesta river was flooded and the hydroelectric project dam broken  in Chungdhang area. Due to this, 4 districts namely Mangan, Gangtok, Namsi and Bagyang were flooded. About Sikkim Chief Minister - Prem Singh Tamang Governor - Shri Lakshman Acharya Date of Creation - 16th May, 1975 Capital - Gangtok