Ministry of Defence
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SIKKIM FLASH FLOOD SITUATION: INDIAN ARMY EXTENDING TELEPHONE CONNECTIVITY TO TOURISTS AND CIVILIANS, SEARCH OPERATION FOR 22 MISSING INDIAN ARMY PERSONNEL CONTINUES.


Posted On: 05 OCT 2023 1:05PM by PIB Gangtok

The search and rescue operation by Indian Army for the 22 missing soldiers continues. Meanwhile, Troops of Trishakti Corps are extending medical aid and telephone connectivity to civilians and tourists stranded in the areas of Chungthang, Lachung and Lachen in North Sikkim.

Search and Rescue operation by troops of Trishakti Corps, Indian Army to trace the 22 missing soldiers continues. Continued efforts are on to dig out the vehicles submerged under the slush at Burdang near Singtam. The search for the missing persons is now focussing in the areas downstream of Teesta River. Out of the initial 23 missing persons, one person was recovered alive on 4 Oct evening.

The family members of the missing persons have been contacted and informed about the situation. All other Indian Army personnel posted in Sikkim and North Bengal are safe and they are unable to contact their family members due to disruptions of mobile communication.

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Source: PRO- Defence, Guwahati



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