STOP-PRESS Explosion in Panan HEP magazine house, homes report cracks in Laven and Lingzya

Dikchu, 25 Mar:

Several houses in Laven ward of Linthem-Lingdem GPU and Lingzya ward under Sakyong-Pentong GPU of Dzongu North Sikkim have developed cracks and suffered damage due to an explosion at the project site of Himagiri Power Project at Panang.

Details were sketchy at the time of going to print, but sources inform that an explosion occured in the Magazine House of the project at around 8:00 PM at Tikdaa (Lingzya) last night. It is learnt that Mangan Police have arrested three operators and the investigation is underway.The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dzongu, along with the BDO visited the spot today to take the stock of damages.