To aid the ongoing emergency, the Indian army has released 3 rescue helplines in Sikkim. Scroll below to find out more about the situation and the helplines you can call for help.
After a cloudburst in the Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim gave rise to a disastrous flash flood marked by a sudden increase in water levels, it has severely affected lives in several districts of the state. Authorities in Sikkim have immediately called for emergency rescue and relief efforts. The rise in the water levels of the river Teesta and surrounding areas has reached an alarming rate and is expected to cross the danger level soon. The flood has reached several districts in the state and has particularly proved destructive to the low-lying areas, where public properties and infrastructure have been damaged and washed away.
As a response to the emergency, the district authorities and the general public have sprung into action by immediately initiating the evacuation of the areas. As of now 14 people have died and 102 others, including 22 Army personnel have gone missing, as the officials claim and reported by The Hindu. The Army personnel deployed in the region are working consistently to minimise damage to people and property. Along with the on-ground efforts, the army took to social media to post three army helpline numbers which you can call for help.
Army Helpline for North Sikkim: 8750887741
Army Helpline for South Sikkim: 8756991895
Army Helpline for Missing Soldiers: 7588302011
Along with that, the X (formerly Twitter) handle of the state government has released a few numbers for the stranded people. The numbers are:
Emergency Helpline Numbers 03592-202461/201145
Gyalshing - 03595-250888
For Tourists-7001911393 ( Nodal Officer) (Asst. Director)- 8101426284
The honourable chief minister of Sikkim has established the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund for such emergencies. You can visit here to contribute to the relief of the Assam floods or to know more about it.