Two persons killed in Sikkim landslide

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 15:54

Gangtok: Two persons were on Wednesday killed in a landslide at Munsithang near Chungthang in North Sikkim.

At around 4.00 am today, Chewing Lachenpa, Chedup Tamang and B Tshering had proceeded on a hike towards the Intake of Rabom Power House.

On the way, they were caught in a landslide and Chewing and Chedup were crushed under the debris while B Tshering managed to escape.

He returned to Munsithang and told the villagers about the incident and a search and rescue effort was launched immediately.

The body of Chewing Lachenpa (30), a resident of Munsithang was recovered and brought to Munsithang, police said.

In the afternoon, the body of Chedup Tamang, also known as Nim Tanzee Tamang (38), a resident of Phaparkheti, Kalimpong, was recovered.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 15:54

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