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Quake toll rises to 93 in Sikkim

At least 13 villages on the Mangan-Djongu side remained inaccessible.



Gangtok: With the recovery of a body from a
multi-storey building here, the quake-related death toll in
Sikkim rose to 93 on Sunday as rescuers slowly made their way to
devastated villages in North District braving rains and
landslides.

Official sources said the body was found during the day
by rescuers from the building which caved in during heavy
rains on September 23 night after developing cracks due to the
quake.

With this the toll in East District has gone up to 14,
while it remained same in rest of the state - 74 in North
District, 1 in South District and 4 in West District.

Sources in control room in North District said at least
13 villages on the Mangan-Djongu side remained inaccessible as
well as along Mangan-Lachen route in the worst-hit district
with intermittent rains and landslips blocking arterial roads
at many areas.

The army and BRO men were proceeding cautiously.

The route from Mongan-Lachen, with Lachen being a scenic
tourist spot, will now take at least one more month for
visitors to go in the present situation like other north
Sikkim spots, a BRO official said.

The army made some sorties in the ravaged interiors of
North Sikkim today and distributed relief materials, they
said.

PTI

From Zee News

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