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Landslide

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 13:00 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 07:39 [IST]

Landslide

SANJAY AGARWAL
RANGPO: A major landslide took place at LingzeyBhir near Singtam today posing serious threat to the town.
Locals fear the landslide which is still active will block the Rani Khola below and may subsequently result in a disaster.
ShantinagarGaonSudharSamiti president KrishanaChattrisaid boulders and debris are falling regularly from the cliff face.

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