Death toll rises to 14 and missing 102 due to floods in northern India


The Indian authorities reported this Thursday that the number of dead and 102 missing people has increased to 14 due to the floods registered in the Indian state of Sikkim, in the north of the country. Among the missing are 22 members of the Army, while one of them has been rescued and his condition is stable. A government official has indicated that more than 3,000 tourists are feared stranded in various parts of the state, reports the Indian network NDTV. The regional administration has declared a state of calamity, under the disaster management law, after estimating around 14 bridges collapsed as a result. “Search operations are being carried out under conditions of incessant rain and rapid water currents in the Tista River along with roads and bridges being washed away in many places,” an Army member explained. Most of the region has seen its mobile network connection disrupted as fiber lines have been destroyed. Authorities have established 18 camps in the most affected areas for evacuees.

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