Cloud burst caused devastation in Sikkim: 10 people died, 23 missing in flash flood; 14 bridges collapsed Cloud burst caused devastation in Sikkim: 10 people died, 23 missing in flash flood; 14 bridges collapsed

Cloud burst caused devastation in Sikkim: 10 people died, 23 missing in flash flood; 14 bridges collapsed

Cloud burst caused devastation in Sikkim: 10 people died, 23 missing in flash flood; 14 bridges collapsed

Cloudburst In Sikkim: There has been flood in Teesta river after the cloud burst. Due to the flood, the National Highway NH-10 connecting the state to the country was also washed away. Due to this, the facility of movement has stopped.


Cloudburst in Sikkim caused sudden flood in Teesta river late Tuesday night in the North-East state of Sikkim. According to the information received, 82 people have gone missing so far. 10 people died in the flood. There was an army camp in the area adjacent to the river, which was washed away after being hit by the flood and 41 vehicles parked there drowned. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang to know the situation in the state. Assured them of help.


There was sudden flood in Teesta river due to cloud burst in Sikkim. According to the information, 10 people have died in the flood. 82 people are reported missing. There are many army personnel among them, because their base camp was washed away in the flood. 14 bridges have also collapsed in the flood. 

According to Defense PRO, there was a cloud burst over Lhonak Lake around 1.30 in the night, after which there was a sudden flood in Teesta River in Lachen Valley. The water level of the river suddenly increased by 15 to 20 feet. After this the surrounding areas adjacent to the river were flooded. 


According to government sources, the strong flow of water washed away parts of a dam in Chungthang, the largest hydroelectric project in the state. Due to this the flood situation downstream has worsened. There is a possibility of 3000 tourists being stranded in different parts of the state due to the floods. 

 National Highway NH-10 was also washed away due to floods. Due to this, the facility of movement has stopped. During this period, the rescue team has safely evacuated 4 thousand nearby people to 5 relief camps. River water also entered many houses. People left their homes and went to safe areas.

Sikkim government has declared it a disaster under the Disaster Management Act. People have been instructed to stay in their homes.


After cloud burst in Sikkim, flood like situation has occurred in Kalimpong of West Bengal also. State Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said- 3 bodies have been recovered from Teesta Barrage. He has not been identified yet.

 NDRF rescued 7 people from Singtam in Sikkim. One team of NDRF is deployed in Gangtok and two teams are deployed in the areas adjoining Sikkim of West Bengal.

PM Modi spoke to Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang regarding the severe floods in Sikkim. He said that every possible cooperation has been assured to deal with any challenge in Sikkim.

The Army gave an update on Wednesday evening that one of the 23 soldiers missing from Singtam town has been rescued. His condition is stable. Due to flood, 41 vehicles are stuck in mud.

After the devastation caused by cloud burst in Sikkim, the water level of Teesta river is below danger. According to the Central Water Commission, the water level of Teesta in Melli, Singtam and Rohtak is below the danger mark. Central Water Commission said that the water level of Teesta river in Melli has been recorded at 214.63 meters, while the danger level is 224 meters.







GCC's first Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan in 14 years: Commerce Minister


According to the Caretaker Minister for Trade Gohar Ejaz, Saudi Arabia played an important role in the agreement with the GCC.


Pakistan's Caretaker Minister for Commerce Gauhar Ijaz said on Wednesday that after 14 years, Pakistan has reached a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).


After the Special Investment Facilitation Council meeting in Islamabad today, several ministers of the caretaker government held a press conference.

Gohar Ejaz told the press conference that Saudi Arabia played an important role in the agreement with the GCC.

He said that due to government measures, the transfer of dollars abroad has stopped.

According to Gohar Ejaz, the money sent by overseas Pakistanis was going out illegally and this money was used for Afghan transit trade.

He further said that improvements have been made in the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement as per the law.

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