2 die as mild tremors continue to hit north Sikkim

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 20:06

Mangan: Low intensity tremors,
which continued to rock north Sikkim one and a half months
after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the region, have
killed two people at Dzongu which had borne the brunt of the
September 18 calamity.

The tremor measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale killed an
85-year-old resident of Nung village and a 27-year-old man
hailing from Lingdem Basti in the region yesterday morning,
delayed reports said.

Police sources said the 85-year-old was trying to escape
from his house which was violently shaking when the temblor
struck at around 8:30 AM.

Medical reports said his death was triggered by a
heart attack after he slipped down the stairs.

Another casualty was a 27-year-old man, Sonam Wangyal
Lepcha, from Lingdem Basti who died after he fell down from
the Lingdim Bridge at Dzongu.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling visited the affected area
today and met the affected families. He distributed Rs one
lakh each to the families as ex-gratia.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 20:06

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