At least eleven people have died and 120 are missing, including twenty soldiers, due to the flash floods in the state of Sikkim, in northern India, an official source said this Thursday.
“As of yesterday afternoon, 120 people were missing and 11 have died,” the director of the Disaster Management Authority of the northern state, Prabhakar Rai, told EFE.
The 120 missing include 22 soldiers, who were seen Trapped by the flooding of the Teesta River near Singtam town. The Indian Army reported on Wednesday that it had rescued one of the missing soldiers, and indicated that he is stable.
“Meanwhile, the massive rescue efforts despite bad weather and heavy rain,” said the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army.
Rai explained that the rescue activities have been hampered by bad weather conditions, Therefore, the response of the authorities is limited and state teams have not been able to be deployed.