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15 from Bengal feared killed in Sikkim: Mamata

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 16:22

Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee on Wednesday said that around 15 people from the state are
feared killed in the Sunday quake that hit the Teesta Urja
project in Sikkim`s worst-affected North district which
remained inaccessible.

"14 or 15 persons from West Bengal are feared killed
in Sunday`s quake in the Teesta Urja project," Banerjee told
reporters here.

During her visit to quake-hit areas of north Bengal and
Sikkim, she held a meeting with the Darjeeling district
magistrate, other district officials and north Bengal
Development Minister Gautam Deb, instructing them to make
necessary arrangements to rescue injured people and tourists
from West Bengal.

"We have sought helicopters from the Teesta Urja project
officials or the Central Disaster Management Department to
bring back anybody found there," she said.

The chief minister said that the state government on its
own had arranged for the return of some tourists from West
Bengal stranded in Sikkim.


First Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 16:22
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