In Photos: Toll rises to 22 in Sikkim flash flood, searches on for 103 missing people

On day three after a flash flood wreaked havoc in Sikkim's Teesta basin, the number of bodies recovered from the river and mud embankments downstream rose to 22, including seven army men (Pics/PTI)

Updated On: 2023-10-06 04:36 PM IST

Compiled by : ronak mastakar


Of the 23 army personnel who had gone missing from Bardang area, the bodies of seven have been recovered from different areas downstream while one army man had been rescued alive earlier and the search for the remaining is continuing both in Sikkim and north Bengal through which Teesta river flows, said Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Friday

Of the seven deceased army personnel, four have been identified. They are Gopal Maddi of Binnaguri military station, Naik Bhavani Singh Chouhan of 64 Brigade, Bengdubi, Naik N G Prasad and Bimal Oraon of Madhubagan in Alipurduar, according to official records

The bodies were recovered from the Teesta river basin and its tributaries in Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts and Siliguri area of Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, which shares border with the Himalayan state

Of the 22 deceased, 15 have been identified as men, six as women while the gender of another body could not be ascertained as it was mangled

A total of 103 people, including the 15 jawans, remained missing after a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim in the early hours of Wednesday triggered the flash flood

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