Tuesday, April 23, 2024
News

Water level rises in North Sikkim's Muguthang, officials issue advisory

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 11, 2023 4:17:41 PM IST
A week after the glacial lake outburst in North Sikkim washed away houses, bridges, and forced thousands of people to leave their homes, the water levels in the region's Muguthang area have risen and are proceeding downstream, said officials.

"As per information received from Army Traffic Control Points, Chungthang, the water levels have risen in the Muguthang area and proceeding downstream. All those in the low-lying areas are advised to stay alert," said the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Air Force evacuated 176 survivors on Tuesday, including 16 foreign nationals from the flood-hit state, an IAF official said.

The IAF also air-landed 9400 kg of relief material in the state, an official said.

The Indian Air Force has positioned its Mi-17 V5, CH-47 Chinooks and Cheetah helicopters as part of the relief efforts in the flood-hit Sikkim to evacuate those stranded in remote areas and to drop essential supplies to areas that have been cut off, as per the IAF officials.

Sikkim suffered significant disruptions due to the recent flash floods that inflicted damage on footbridges, roads, and other infrastructure.

Amid the catastrophe in the northeastern state of Sikkim, following the glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in South Lhonak Lake creating havoc across the Teesta basin in Sikkim and North Bengal, a total of 523 tourists were left stranded in the Lachen village out of which, two suffered casualties, an official said on Tuesday.

"The situation in Lachen is too bad. Two people suffered casualties, the rest are safe...Due to the disconnectivity of the road, we can't travel...I would like to tell the tourists and their relatives to not worry since as per the state and central government's directions, most of them have been airlifted with the help of the army", said Samdup Lepcha, MLA, Lachen (Mangan) constituency. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
MCD extinguishes 90 per cent of Ghazipur...
Lok Sabha polls : Congress' Tarachand Me...
Assam Rifles IG Manish Kumar calls on Na...
Herbal medicine expert Jamoh Lego bestow...
'India proud of all Padma Shri recipient...
'Pose serious threat to Delhi Jal Board'...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
UAE: G42 selects Qualcomm to boost ... 
Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf to hold pub... 
Punjab: Mohali Police recovers 43 w... 
"Kejriwal was not getting proper me... 
Siddaramaiah expresses gratitude to... 
Closed tea gardens, minimum wages k... 
Lok Sabha elections: Security beefe... 
UAE President holds dinner banquet ...