Five Killed As Landslides Hit Sikkim


Gangtok: Landslides triggered by rains killed five persons and injured two others in south district of Sikkim on Wednesday, officials said.

A house collapsed after a landslide hit it following incessant rainfall at around 2 am. While three occupants of the house were killed, two others were seriously injured.

In another landslide, two persons were killed in a house collapse at about 3 am at Upper Bokrong ward under Kateng Namphok Rateypani. SSP Pratap Pradhan said that a control room had been set up at Namchi Police Station.

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DC (South) Raj Yadav said the district administration has sought additional forces for search and rescue purpose. The district administration has evacuated families from vulnerable areas, officials said.