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9 Dead, 1,200 Tourists Stranded In Sikkim After Cloudburst Triggers Flash Floods

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Incessant rains caused by a cloudburst in Sikkim’s Mangan district – measuring over 220.1 mm – on Wednesday night killed nine people, the state’s government said. According to the state’s tourism department, over 1,200 domestic tourists and 15 foreign nationals – 10 from Bangladesh, three from Nepal, and two from Thailand – are stranded in the Lachung village, some 50 km from Mangan town.

 Incessant rains caused by a cloudburst in Sikkim’s Mangan district – measuring over 220.1 mm – on Wednesday night killed nine people, the state’s government said. According to the state’s tourism department, over 1,200 domestic tourists and 15 foreign nationals – 10 from Bangladesh, three from Nepal, and two from Thailand – are stranded in the Lachung village, some 50 km from Mangan town.    

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