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2 killed in landslides in West Sikkim

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 21, 2009

Gangtok, Aug 20 (PTI) Two persons were killed and ten others injured in flash flood and landslides due to incessant rains in west Sikkim today.

Puspa Pradhan and Sameer Subba were killed and ten others were injured when a pile of boulders and mudslides fell on their houses due to landslides and flash floods at Sombaria and Daramdin areas in west Sikkim, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), Soreng, Bhim Thatal said.

As many as ten houses were damaged or washed away and dozens of cattle perished in the landslides.

Normal life remained paralysed at some places in the west and south as roads were damaged due to landslides, the official said.

A disaster management team went to the spot to help the local authorities in rescue and relief work, Thatal said.

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