2 killed, one missing in road mishap near Rabom

Wangchuk Bhutia

Mangan, 14 Mar:

Two people are dead, one missing and a fourth injured in a road mishap near Rabom on the Chungthang-Lachen axis in North Sikkim on the intervening night of 12-13 March.

The ill-fated vehicle, a Mahindra Scorpio bearing registration number SK-01P-3715, was coming down from Lachen when it veered off the road near Rabom and plunged into the Lachen Chu.

The driver, Pema Gurmey Lachenpa, and one occupant, Thupden Tenzing Lachenpa, are reported to have died on the spot. There were four occupants in the vehicle, including the driver, at the time of the mishap.

Dorjee Lachenpa was rescued from the spot and evacuated to the District Hospital at Mangan where he is currently under treatment while the fourth occupant, Tshering Wangyal Lachenpa, is still missing.

Search operations are still underway to trace him.