Sikkim Earthquake

  • Sikkim earthquake: One year on September 20, 2012

    Chungthang: One year on and we go back and find people still battling those scars everyday. Chungthang, one of the worst affected areas during the 2011 Sikkim earthquake looks almost frozen in time. People here continue to live with the gaping cracks in unsafe buildings ducking death everyday. While some...
  • Sikkim earthquake: A year on, victims continue to struggle January 11, 2013

    Chungthang: It's been a year since a powerful earthquake rocked Sikkim wiping out many lives. CNN-IBN visited Chungthang, one of the worst-affected areas, where survivors are reminded of the trauma every day. Chungthang looks almost frozen in time. People continue to live with gaping cracks in unsafe buildings ducking death everyday....
  • One month on, relief work continues in Sikkim October 18, 2011

    Gangtok: It has been a month since the devastating Sikkim earthquake and the relief and rehabilitation work is still on. However, there are still some pockets where rescue work is slow because they're accessible only by choppers. The Sikkim earthquake had rocked the tiny Himalayan state on September 18. A month later,...
  • Sikkim earthquake: dramatic rescue caught on camera October 3, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor brings us the amazing story of rescue operation of an injured Border Roads Organisation Engineer who was winched up into a helicopter from the Chungtham-Mangan highway. In a rare and daring effort, the chopper remained suspended in air barely a foot over the ground in a mountainous...
  • PM announces Rs1,000 cr for quake-hit Sikkim September 29, 2011

    Gangtok: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced a Rs1,000 crore grant to Sikkim to tide over the devastation caused by the September 18 earthquake that killed 80 people and caused large scale damage to private property. "The Prime Minister announced a Rs1,000 crore package to Sikkim and also assured all...
  • PM to visit quake-hit Sikkim on September 29 September 27, 2011

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit earthquake-hit areas of Sikkim on September 29. West Bengal Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh told reporters that the PM would reach Gangtok via Bagdogra in north Bengal from Delhi. ...
  • 30 Minutes: the earthquake that changed Sikkim September 25, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes, watch how the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Sikkim on September 18 changed lives there. ...
  • Sikkim gets back to normal, death toll 130 September 25, 2011

    Gangtok: It has been a week since an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 devastated Sikkim. killing 74 people and injuring many others. The death toll in the earthquake has hit 130 people. Most of the connecting roads in Sikkim have started opening up again even as rescue and relief work continues despite...
  • Rumours add to quake-hit Sikkim's woes September 24, 2011

    Gangtok: It has been almost a week since a powerful earthquake struck Sikkim. 75 people have died so far. But rumours and false reports of 17 people being buried alive in a tunnel collapsed caused many to panic. CNN-IBN's team travelled to a hydroelectricity project site in Chungthang and found...
  • Sunday quake in Sikkim leaves monks stranded September 24, 2011

    Gangtok: The northeastern state of Sikkim is fighting its worst crisis in decades. The life in the quake-hit state has been affected severely, and the monasteries have not been spared either. More than 400 monks of the Rumtek Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim, have been sleeping in an...
  • Govt airdrops 10,000 food packets in Sikkim September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Over 10,000 food packets were airdropped in the quake-hit areas of north Sikkim as two major roads connecting the region remained blocked due to landslides after Sunday's powerful temblor. Home Ministry officials on Friday said 10,000 food packets have been air-dropped so far in the northern part of North...
  • Sikkim: Rain, fog hamper rescue operations September 23, 2011

    Gangtok: Rescue work has been suspended in Sikkim due to thick fog and heavy clouds. There were reports of multiple landslides in North Sikkim after heavy rains in the area. Officials say that the critical stage of the rescue operation is almost over and the death toll in Sunday's earthquake...
  • Sikkim: Young survivors in a state of shock September 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The trauma and the terrifying experience of Sunday's earthquake continues to haunt the people of Sikkim. The children of a boarding school spoke to CNN-IBN about how they spent their nights huddled up together in fear. The young survivors of Sunday's earthquake that shook Sikkim are praying to god...
  • Minor tremor jolts quake-hit Sikkim again September 23, 2011

    Gangtok: Four days after a powerful earthquake hit the state, leaving behind a trail of deaths and devastations, Sikkim on Thursday again felt minor tremors of 3.9 magnitude. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sources, the quake measuring 3.9 magnitude in the Richter scale hit the state at 10.15 pm....
  • Sikkim: Dramatic rescue caught on camera September 22, 2011

    A bus was hit by a landslide on the Chungthang-Mangan highway and the injured engineer was airlifted. ...
  • Flash floods in quake-hit Sikkim, 116 dead September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Just days after a massive earthquake hit Sikkim, the northeastern state was on Thursday hit by flash floods. The flash floods hit Lachung, located in north Sikkim district near China border, damaging at least two houses, including one Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp. As many as 100 people have...
  • Sikkim earthquake: Day 4 of rescue operations September 22, 2011

    The earthquake that shook Sikkim and adjoining states on Sunday has claimed 112 lives so far. ...
  • Sikkim earthquake: rebuilding a ravaged state September 22, 2011

    Nine villages in Sikkim are still cut off and it's a tough task for the Border Roads Organisation as huge boulders have made the roads impassable. ...
  • Sikkim earthquake: Death toll rises to 112 September 22, 2011

    Gangtok: Three days since the earthquake struck Sikkim, the devastation still unfolding. With 20 more bodies have been recovered on Wednesday, the total death toll climbed to 112, mostly in Sikkim. Several hundreds are still believed to be stranded in the worst affected north districts of Sikkim. Sikkim has suffered a...
  • Podcast: Sikkim quake is a rude awakening September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's Chief National Correspondent Sumon K Chakraborty laments the fact that India has always adopted a 'mainland-periphery' policy with its North-East, a fact that is tragically reflected in the recent earthquakes that rocked Sikkim last week. Bengal-born Sumon has travelled a lot in the region, and proudly says...
  • Indian footballers plan fund-raiser for quake victims September 21, 2011

    Kolkata: The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) is planning to organise a football match to raise funds for the Sikkim earthquake victims, its president Bhaichung Bhutia said on Tuesday. "The I-League is about to start and the Federation Cup is on. Subject to availability of players, we would be delighted...
  • Rs 1 lakh crore loss due to quake: Sikkim CM September 22, 2011

    Gangtok: Sikkim has suffered a loss of about Rs 1 lakh crore due to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake on September 18 even as the death toll rose to 98. Out of the 98 deaths, Sikkim alone has seen 70 people losing their lives while more than 300 people have been...
  • Scientist explains what happened in Sikkim September 22, 2011

    Dr Supriyo Mitra of the Indian Institute of Science and Educational Research, Kolkata explains the topography of Sikkim and why the region is prone to earthquakes. ...
  • Sikkim battles quake; kids lose parents, families September 21, 2011

    Three days after the earthquake, Sikkim is still battling the aftermath. Death toll has crossed 80. ...
  • Fear haunts Sikkim as death toll rises to 98 September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Three days after the earthquake, Sikkim is still battling the aftermath. With many villages cut off, there are fears the quake horror could get worse. The death toll has now crossed 98, with 70 killed in Sikkim alone. Relief and rescue operations have picked up speed and with the...
  • Rahul Gandhi visits quake-hit areas of Sikkim September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Three days after the devastating earthquake, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was in Sikkim on Wednesday. Gandhi headed to affected areas across Gangtok to meet victims and their families. He was scheduled to make a trip to Meghalaya on Wednesday for a public meeting of Youth Congress membership...
  • PM holds meet to discuss the situation in Sikkim September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs to take stock of the situation arising out of Sunday's earthquake in Sikkim. Singh, who leaves for New York on a six-day visit on Wednesday to attend the UNGA Summit, discussed with his...
  • North Sikkim still inaccessible; death toll 82 September 20, 2011

    Gangtok: The road to north Sikkim beyond Mangan, the epicentre of the Sunday's earthquake, remains blocked even as the relief and rescue workers have raced against time to open the arterial National Highway 31A that cut off the state since Sunday evening. By Tuesday evening rescue workers were able to clear...
  • Mamata meets Sikkim CM, offers more assistance September 20, 2011

    Gangtok: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met her Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling and offered him all assistance to meet the situation arising out of Sunday's quake. "Sikkim is our neighbouring state and we stand by the people of Sikkim at this hour of...
  • Sikkim quake: Baichung appeals for support September 20, 2011

    Baichung Bhutia, India's football hero and a legend in Sikkim, has appealed for support for the quake-affected people. ...