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Sikkim: Army rescues 8 people trapped under debris after landslide, one succumbs later

In another incident, three policemen killed as car falls into ravine in Sikkim

Our Bureau And PTI Gangtok Published 16.06.22, 09:09 AM
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The Army on Wednesday carried out a rescue mission evacuating eight people buried under debris, following a landslide in East Sikkim, officials said.

The troops of the Black Cat Division' swung into action and rescued the people at 17th Mile, they said, adding, one of them died in hospital.


All the evacuees were admitted to the nearest military hospital, the officials said.

Three policemen killed as car falls into ravine in Sikkim

In another incident, Three policemen were killed and four others injured on Wednesday when their vehicle plunged into a ravine in North Sikkim, a senior official said.

The accident occurred in the Lingzya area after the police vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the ravine, Dzongu's Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Dr Sonam Rinchen Lepcha said.

The three deceased have been identified as Sancha Bir Tamang, Lensong Lepcha and Ugen Lepcha, he said.

The policemen, posted at Sangakalang checkpost, were on their way to Lingzya locality to bring an accused in connection with a case, he said.

The injured persons have been taken to the Mangan district hospital for treatment, the SDM said.

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