Landslide in Damthang, one dead

Sikkim, 6th August: A woman died when a tree collapsed on top of a vehicle parked at Jaubari, Damthang. As per the report, the 61-year-old woman, identified as Man Maya Gurung, was by herself in the vehicle as all the other passengers had come out of the car to buy vegetables from roadside stalls. To everyone’s surprise, a tree fell on top of the vehicle crushing it completely and killing the woman inside. The incident took place on Monday evening at around 4:30 pm.

According to sources, the stretch from Temi to Damthang is said to be hazardous and risky as landslips tend to occur often due to constant cutting works in the area.

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