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Watch: Road Connecting Mangan District With Other Places Gets Washed Away After Landslide In Sikkim

India’s smallest state Sikkim continues to witness Heavy rain and flash floods. Due to this, many landslide incidents are being reported. Recently, a road connecting Mangan District with other districts of the state was recently washed out after a landslide. Thus, cutting the connection between mangan and other districts of Sikkim and leaving the area […]

Road Connecting Mangan Districts With Other places Gets Washed Away By Landslides
Road Connecting Mangan Districts With Other places Gets Washed Away By Landslides

India’s smallest state Sikkim continues to witness Heavy rain and flash floods. Due to this, many landslide incidents are being reported.

Recently, a road connecting Mangan District with other districts of the state was recently washed out after a landslide.

Thus, cutting the connection between mangan and other districts of Sikkim and leaving the area vulnerable to natural disasters.

The local authorities are examining the damage and are utilizing the resources to establish connectivity as early as possible.

Meanwhile, the various roads connecting northern Sikkim, which include, Dikchu-Sanklang-Toong, Mangan-Sanklang, Singtham-Rangrang, and Rangrang-Toong, have experienced various landslides and formation breach, as a result, connectivity has been severed in the region.

The situation has become more exacerbated, with the collapse of newly made bridge at sanklang, which serves as a main link to north Sikkim and Dzongu region.

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This incident comes around the time, when around 1,200 tourists are already stuck in Sikkim’s mangan district. But its rescue operation may start on Monday.

According to Chungthang’s Sub-Divisional Magistrate Kiran Thatal, he asserted, if the weather is clear, the evacuation of tourists might start by air or road. But till now, the weather has not improved.

Hence, the evacuation process hasn’t started yet.

Currently, the BRO has brought heavy machinery and manpower to clear the slides. As of now, various slides along  Sanklang-Toong road have been removed, thus allowing the movement of light vehicles.

In addition, the stretch between Naga and Lanthakhola (located between Mangan and Chungthang road) has also been cleared for vehicles.

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