Mangan, 27 May:
District Magistrate[North], Karma R Bonpo, along with the Superintendent of Police[North] and other officials inspected Mantam Lake yesterday accompanied by panchayat members from SakyongPentong and LingthemLingdem Gram PanchayatUnits.
Heavy rainfall over the past few days had caused a substantial rise in water level in the lake making it difficult for people to commute through the bamboo bridge constructed over the lake.
The overflowing waters had also damaged some parts of the bridge which the visiting officials have assured to restore within three days.
The steel bridge however according to the officials is still intact and out of danger of being swept away.