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Rescuers continue search for earthquake survivors in Sikkim

09-21-2011 09:10 BJT


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Seven more bodies were found in the quake rubble, taking the death toll in the calamity in Sikkim to 60 as rescuers on Wednesday struggled to reach the devastated areas where “heavy casualties” were feared.

Official sources said six bodies were found in East Sikkim and one in North Sikkim, where the 6.8 magnitude temblor was epicentred.

Fresh landslides triggered by heavy rains were reported in the worst-affected areas of Mangan, Lachung, Lachen and Sighthan areas of North Sikkim last night.

The landslides and landslips along the 60 km stretch between Gangtok and Mangan along NH31A, the lifeline of the mountain state, was affecting rescue operations in the higher reaches in the mountains, army sources said.



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