Flash flood in Sikkim: 3 dead, 23 army personnel missing

Updated: Oct 4 2023 1:12PM

Gangtok, Oct 4 (PTI) Three persons died and 23 army personnel were washed away on Wednesday after a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in north Sikkim resulted in a flash flood in the Teesta River basin, which was aggravated by the release of water from a dam, officials said.

The flood started around 1.30 am, they said.

"Three bodies have been recovered from Singtam during rescue and relief efforts," a Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority official said.