Dhangadhi: Sikkim, a region in India, has experienced a deluge of heavy rainfall, causing significant disruption to daily life. The north-eastern state of Sikkim has been severely impacted by floods triggered by these incessant rains.
Indian media reports have confirmed that 23 army personnel are currently missing in the aftermath of the Teesta River flooding. It is strongly suspected that they were swept away by the strong currents of the river. A vigorous search operation is currently underway to locate them.
The surge in water levels in the lower reaches of the Teesta River occurred as a result of the release of water from the Chungthang Dam, according to sources within Indian media. The sudden flood event led to the submersion of an army vehicle, resulting in the disappearance of 23 dedicated soldiers.
In light of the Teesta River's alarming flood situation, the Jalpaiguri administration has issued an evacuation order for the lower coastal areas to ensure the safety of local residents.
Sikkim's Chief Minister, Premsingh Tamang, personally visited the flood-affected areas to assess the extent of the damage and the ongoing relief efforts.