Teesta, 07th September: Incessant rain from the last 24 hours had triggered a landslide on the National Highway 10 at 29th mile near Teesta. While the NH 10 had been blocked since late last night, the removal of debris was initiated this morning.
Reportedly, a Maruti van was swept away when the landslide hit the road last night. The vehicle was pulled out this morning with the help of a crane. No casualties were reported as no one was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Ever since the advent of the monsoon, several landslides have occurred along the 29th Miles of the national highway which is the strategic link road connecting Sikkim with the plains of Siliguri. In addition to this, due to incessant downpours, potholes have been formed in various parts of the highway, causing great inconvenience to the drivers, especially small vehicles and two-wheelers.