Flashflood caused by Torrential Rain in Rathong-Cho

Gangtok, 06 Aug:

The torrential rain in Rathong-Cho valley has triggered flashflood across the West Sikkim causing major damages to Kirateswar Mandir, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, NHPC Hingdam, Dans Energy. District Magistrate, West, Karma R Bongpo told correspondent over the phone that river belt across the river Rathong-Cho, Rriver Lodan, River Ranjeet are heavily damaged and have also caused damaged in the lower belt of famous Kirateswar Mandir at Legship, power house of NHPC, Dans Energy Power house and retaining walls of JNV Rohtak, IRBns training camp Rohtak, PCA Laboratory Mazhitar, and Jorethang pharmaceutical company. Due to major landslides in Khecheperi area and Rimbi picnic spots are also damaged by torrential rainfall. District Magistrate West further said that entire district of West has been affected due to disruption of power supply as the two major contributors of power supply NHPC power house at Sisney and Dans Energy Power house are washed out by the flashflood. The houses located in lower belt across the river Ranjeet was evacuated well in advance before the monsoon started and have lesser damages adding that there is no report of any causality and road connecting DANs Enegry Power Station to State Highway Jorethang- Namchi and road at Sisney connecting Legship has also been washed out by the flashflood. Mr Bongpo informed that the loss acquired is yet to be ascertained as there is still high flow of water in the river till the news filed.