Landslide in North Sikkim Buries Two Houses, Several People Missing

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natural calamity | Landslides in north Sikkim near border - Telegraph India
Landslides in north Sikkim – OneSikkim.com

On June 25th, a devastating landslide occurred in North Sikkim, resulting in the burial of two houses and the disappearance of several individuals. The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall, and despite the deployment of rescue teams to the affected area, the search operation is being hindered by unfavorable weather conditions.

The village of Lingtem in the North Sikkim district was the site of this tragic incident. The two houses that were engulfed by the landslide were situated in a remote region, making it difficult to ascertain the exact number of occupants at the time of the event.

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Sikkim | Landslide-hit Sikkim border road restored fast – Telegraph India – ONESIKKIM.COM

Despite the ongoing efforts of rescue teams, the search operation is being impeded by inclement weather. The area has experienced incessant downpours in recent days, saturating the ground. Consequently, the rescue teams face challenges in maneuvering through the terrain, while the risk of additional landslides remains heightened.

As of June 26th, several individuals remain unaccounted for. Rescue teams are persistently searching the area, but no survivors have been located thus far.

This devastating landslide serves as a stark reminder of the perils associated with residing in landslide-prone regions. Sikkim, being a mountainous state, is susceptible to such occurrences. Over the years, the region has witnessed several significant landslides, resulting in the loss of lives and properties.

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The state government has implemented certain measures to tackle the issue of landslides. However, further actions are required to enhance the safety of the state. This includes improved land-use planning, the construction of retaining walls, and public awareness campaigns regarding the hazards posed by landslides.

The landslide incident in North Sikkim is an unfortunate tragedy that underscores the importance of preventive measures against landslides. It necessitates collaboration between the state government and the people of Sikkim to create a safer environment resilient to such natural disasters.

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