Natural disaster strikes Nepal : Several Bengalis trapped


Vast areas of North Bengal, including North Sikkim, have been hit by landslides due to heavy rains again. Besides, Nepal is a neighboring country that has been affected by landslides and Harpa. Eight people have already died in the collapse. Many are injured. Wide areas of communication have been cut off. Traffic has come to a halt. In that situation, a lot of Bengali tourist cars got stuck while visiting Muktinath temple in Nepal. Discussions are going on between the Delhi and Nepal governments to arrange for their rescue and repatriation. On the other hand, the tourists stuck in Sikkim to open the road have started coming down to the plains. A North Bengal Rashtriya Parivan Nigam bus carrying 45 of the tourists who could not catch the train left for Kolkata from Tenzing Norgay bus terminus at 12:00 on Monday night. Nigam Managing Director Dipankar Piplai said that on Tuesday, three more buses left with 150 tourists. Heavy rains are likely in some parts of North Bengal including Sikkim today, till Wednesday, the Met Office said.

Central Meteorological Department Sikkim Center Director Gopinath Raha said, “Heavy rains are continuing in North Sikkim. There are also collapse warnings. That situation will continue till today, Wednesday.

The rain will reduce a bit from Thursday.” According to Sikkim administration sources, the work of removing landslides on various roads has been disrupted due to rain overnight on Monday. However, most of the roads in Namchi, Yanggang, Jore Thang, Singtam, Mangan sub-divisions were opened on Tuesday morning due to the efforts of disaster response teams. Meanwhile, travel of tourists has been banned in Nathu La and Changu Lake areas. On the other hand Nepal is facing extreme disaster due to heavy rains. Several states were devastated by landslides. At least fifteen mountain roads have collapsed in Nepal’s Late, including Gosa, Dana, Marka. Along with that, the flash floods are going on

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