Girl trapped in cave, rescued

Gangtok, 13 Jan:

In what must have been a traumatic experience, a girl was rescued after being stuck head first in a rocky overhang at Lower Rakdong in East Sikkim today.

The girl, SetiGurung, had been missing from home since this morning and her family had failed to locate her. Someone eventually spotted her trapped head first in a rocky overhang below the road.

The terrain was difficult and rescue efforts fraught with risks. A brave boy from Jang village finally managed to reach the spot and got her out.

The entire rescue operation, which was joined by police and villagers, took around 4 hours.

The girl was then taken to Dikchu PHC, where she is currently undergoing treatment.