Multiple Landslides Reported in Sikkim

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With heavy rainfall triggering in every part of the Northeast which resulted to floods, landslides all over, the state of Sikkim also witnessed multiple landslides which resulted in the collapse of a National Highway road connecting Sikkim and West Bengal resulting in massive traffic jams.

The National Highway 10 connects Sikkim capital Gangtok to West Bengal’s Kalimpong and Siliguri.

According to sources, the administration is clearing the roads but progress to clear out the debris from the road is slow as the landslides are still occurring.

Reports say that at least three blockages across the National Highway road near Setijhora, Kali Mandir and Sevoke police outpost have been reported since early morning.

Meanwhile, in Assam, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has revealed that as of 13 July 2019, a total 2,168 number of villages in 80 revenue circles of 25 districts, i.e, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, West Karbi Anglong, Kamrup, Cachar and Dhubri districts of Assam have been affected in the Second wave of flood.

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