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Inspection of damages caused by heavy rainfall at Melli

Publish Date : 01/08/2021

Namchi, 30th July: District Collector (South) Mr. M. Bharani Kumar along with Hon’ble Area MLA and Additional Political Secretary to HCM Ms. Anjeeta Rajalim carried out inspection of damages at Kerabari, Chalisey and Melli Bazaar which was caused by heavy rainfall. They visited the damaged places today. The DC was accompanied by BDO (Sumbuk) and DPO (South). The damages caused by rainfall are extensive throughout the different wards of the villages and as of now Melli Bazaar is completely cut off from other parts of Sikkim and West Bengal. The approach formation of the roads towards Melli Bazaar has also been washed away.
Few Government properties such as Senior Secondary School (Melli) and SBS Melli have been inundated with flood.
The main cause of damages was found to be inadequate drains coupled by torrential rains. Concerned Revenue Surveyor has been directed to make door to door visit of houses damaged.
Early morning rescue operations was carried out by concerned Police to recover the body of Shri Gyan Bdr Subba who was found to be buried under the debris.
Three households have been evacuated and relocated at Handloom Building. About 08 (Eight) houses have been severely damaged.

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