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Body recovered from water reservoir

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 13:30 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 07:39 [IST]

Body recovered from water reservoir

KUNAL RAI
GANGTOK: Local residents on Thursday recovered a dead body from a zonal water reservoir located at Bulbulay near here. Sources inform that the body was that of a 27-year-old resident of Selep Tanki, Upper Burtuk who had committed suicide by drowning in the water reservoir on Thursday.
PHE department officials said the dead body has been taken out and the water tank is being emptied and disinfected. The process would disrupt water supply to several parts of the capital till the reservoir is refilled. Police is investigating the case.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi