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SKM youth VP killed in road mishap

Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 13:30 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 07:43 [IST]

SKM youth VP killed in road mishap

GEYZING: A tragic road accident in West Sikkim claimed the life of a Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) functionary on Tuesday. The deceased, Topzang Bhutia, died on the spot, when the vehicle he was driving plunged off the road into a gorge. Bhutia was the SKM youth wing vice-president.He was returning from Rinchenpong to his native place in Hee Patal when the mishap occurred at Pechrek near Hee Gaon. Police is investigating the case to ascertain the cause of the accident. The body was handed over to the family after post mortem was conducted at Geyzing district hospital.
Chief Minister and SKM president P.S. Golay has mourned Bhutia’s demise saying the party has lost a loyal, dedicated and compassionate party cadre.

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