Gangtok/Guwahati: Landslides triggered by heavy rains claimed 27 lives, including those of ITBP and BRO personnel in Sikkim, even as flood situation in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh deteriorated with vast areas reeling under its impact.
Official sources on Sunday said in Gangtok that at least 21 bodies, including those of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel, were found while eight persons were missing following flash floods and landslides in remote areas of North Sikkim.
Army and IAF personnel have launched rescue operations in full swing in the badly affected areas.
The dead include four ITBP personnel, two of their family members, and 12 junior officers from the BRO. Other victims were casual labourers, they said. Most of the casualties were reported from Rangma range....more
09:11 PM, Sep 23, 2012
Jammu: As many as 22 people were on Saturday trapped in flash floods in Jammu region, prompting the authorities to sound an alert in the region. "A flash flood alert has been sounded in Jammu. Due to heavy overnight rains, various rivers in Jammu region are flooded...22 people and large number of cattle are trapped in the flash floods in Ujh and Tawi rivers," an official said. Of the 22...
02:32 PM, Aug 04, 2012