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.