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Sikkim: 20 feared dead in flash floods, rescue operations underway

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Sep 22, 2012 at 04:38pm IST

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Chungthang: At least 20 people are feared dead in a flash flood resulting from heavy downpour in Sikkim. ITBP quarters near Chungthang in Northern Sikkim was washed away by the floods on Saturday.

Seven bodies have been recovered so far and rescue and relief operations are underway.

Among those who perished are ITPB jawans and their family members.

Sikkim: 20 feared dead in flash floods

ITBP quarters near Chungthang in Northern Sikkim was washed away by the floods on Saturday.

An year after massive earthquake rocked Sikkim, flash floods hit the northeastern state on Saturday morning.

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