Rahul Gandhi visits quake-hit Sikkim

Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to the earthquake -affected areas of Sikkim on Wednesday.

Gangtok: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today
made an aerial survey of quake-hit North Sikkim, besides
visiting an affected village and a hospital here.

Accompanied by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar
Chamling, the Congress General Secretary made the aerial
survey of the north district which had suffered the maximum
number of casualties -- 37, officials said here.

After reaching Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri two hours
behind schedule due to inclement weather, Gandhi took a
chopper and landed at the army helipad in Libing near here.

The Congress leader then visited Lumsey, a residential
pocket near here, which was also visited by West Bengal Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday.

Gandhi also visited the Central Referral Hospital,
Manipal, here and interacted with the injured.

After the aerial survey, he left for Meghalaya.

PTI

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