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Cloudburst in Sikkim: Devastation due to cloud burst in Sikkim, 23 army personnel missing in Singtam; Search operation started

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ANI, Sikkim. of Sikkim A flood like situation has arisen after the cloud burst in Singtam. State Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has taken stock of the situation. According to the information received, a sudden cloud burst on Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim caused sudden flood in Teesta River of Lachen Valley. Officials present at the spot said that the flood started around 1.30 in the night.

Giving information, Guwahati’s Defense PRO said that a sudden cloud burst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim caused flooding in the Teesta River of Lachen Valley. Some army personnel have been affected in the valley. 23 Army soldiers are reported missing and some vehicles of the soldiers are reported drowned in the mud. The search operation is still going on.

Defense PRO said that the incident occurred due to release of water from Chungthang Dam as the water level downstream suddenly rose to a height of 15-20 feet. Due to this, army vehicles parked at Bardang near Singtam are being affected.

Note- The news is being updated.

Posted By Babli Kumari

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