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Sikkim: Inter-Ministerial Central Team visits flash flood affected areas of Mangan, Naga, and Chungthang

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The Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) visiting flash flood affected areas of Mangan, Naga, and Chungthang in Sikkim today. The Team visited, flood-affected areas of Gangtok and Pakyong districts and Phidang, Lower Dzongu yesterday.

The team visited IBM, Rangpo, ATTC- Bardang, Golitar, Singtam, Dikchu. They assessed damages caused to infrastructures along the way, including Indreni and Sirwani bridges and suspension bridges of Jhorlungay and 20th Mile, Majhitar.

A visit was also made to the relief camp located in Majigaon to assess relief and rehabilitation efforts. The central team made a recommendation for maintenance of proper sanitation at the relief centres. They also suggested mental health counselling for the evacuees.
 
Speaking about financial assistance, the team said, priority would be given to short term and immediate requirements of the state. They assured to expedite release of financial assistance as per immediate requirement so that normalcy can be restored for now.
 
The death toll has climbed to 36 including 10 Indian army personnel. State Disaster Management Authority confirmed that 80 people are still missing.

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