Sikkim landslide kills woman, her two children near Gangtok

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The incident occurred at Dokan Dara area in Rongyek sub-division around midnight
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Youth dies in landslide in Assam’s Margherita
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Guwahati: A woman and her two children, who were 10 years and 7 months old, died in a landslide near Gangtok in Sikkim that was triggered by torrential rainfall on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at Dokan Dara area in Rongyek sub-division around midnight, said official.

The bodies have been recovered  from under the debris and sent for post-mortem examination, he added.

The deceased woman has been identified as Doma Sherpa (27) .

According jto sources, the victims were sleeping in their hut in Rongey Dokan Dara when the landslide hit around 1 am.

Official claimed that the landslide completely buried their hut.

The accident took place while the children’s father, Bimal Mangar was in Siliguri, West Bengal. Bimal is a driver by profession.

Over the past few days, heavy rainfall has affected Sikkim and a large areas of north Bengal, including Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills, triggering landslides in numerous locations.

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