Thursday, 17 August 2017

3 Dead 41 Injured in Sikkim Bus Accident Today

SNT Bus No SK 01 B 0241 met with an accident near Ambhithang, Mangan North Sikkim. The SNT Bus was ferrying passengers from Gangtok to Mangan and the accident took place at around 11:15 am. The Bus veered from the road and landed 600ft below.
All emergency services were pressed into service by the District Administration and the injured were immediately evacuated and rushed to the District Hospital, Mangan where first aid was given to the injured. The injured after stabilization were rushed to STNM and CRH hospital in Gangtok in ambulances and private vehicles. The personnel from ITBP, Army, Police and civil population were involved in the rescue operation. All medical officers and ambulances of the district were involved in the provision of immediate care. Ambulances and vehicles from NHPC, Teesta Urja and local public were pressed into service for transporting the injured to Gangtok.
The above accident resulted in the death of 3 persons and forty one people were injured. About thirty people sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the STNM and CRH hospital. The list of the injured and dead are as follows:
List of the Persons Injured.
1. Passang Norbu Sherpa – (Conductor)
2. Zhangmang Limboo
3. Prithivi Raj Rai
4. Dawa Zangpo Lepcha
5. Dawa Sherpa
6. Chewang Sherpa
7. Shashi Kala Limboo
8. Phupu Lhamu
9. Pratap Singh Kharka
10. Unknown
11. Bhal Hang Limboo
12. Kunga Tenzing Bhutia
13. Norbu Tamang
14. Tshering Dorjee Bhutia
15. Nirmalla Limboo
16. Lakpa Lepcha
17. Pem Tshering Bhutia
18. Buddha Raj Limboo
19. Lall Bahadur Limboo
20. Pem Gyalpo Bhutia (Driver)
21. Bishroop Biswas
22. Yongpen Lepcha
23. Son Bahadur Limboo
24. Lhakpa Tshering Sherpa
25. Basant Rai
26. Dewakar Pradhan
27. L.B. Tamang
28. Mang Hang Limboo
29. Rinchen Lhamu Bhutia
30. Sandhya Limboo
31. Sail Limboo
32. Suhan Subba
33. Zahirul Haque
34. Pawan Limboo
35. V.R Nair
36. Chuchen Lepcha
37. Tempa Sherpa
38. Kamal Subba
39. Passang Tempo Lepcha
40. Nima Yangey Sherpa
41. Mangal Singh Limboo
List of Deceased persons
1. Praveen Nair, 26 yrs, R/o Namok, S/o D.R. Nair (Retired HM Namok)
2. Dhan Raj Limboo (Safaikarmachari, Mangshila) – 60 yrs.
3. Ugen Lhendup Bhutia (Panchyat Secretary) – Phensong. 49 yrs

All trains to NE suspended till August 20: Officials

All trains to the Northeast from rest of the country have been cancelled till August 20 due to damages on tracks due to floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, officials said today.
“The Railway Board has directed all zonal railways to cancel trains travelling from various parts of the country beyond Malda town and Katihar till August 20, 2017,” Northeast Frontier Railway chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement.
Rail connectivity in flood-hit portions of Bihar and West Bengal continues to be affected with marginal improvement in situation today.
“However, virtually no accessibility to most of the damaged sites has affected the restoration work.
Telecommunication network in the entire section is badly affected also,” he said.
The situation has been aggravated after a railway bridge between Maniyan and Kuretha was damaged by the floods this morning disrupting train communication between Katihar and Kumedpur.
“This has further hampered mobilisation of materials to sites,” the CPRO said, adding that for the benefit of the stranded passengers, Railways has arranged special trains between Guwahati to Dalkhola and back.
“Water is still above danger level in sections like Dalkhola-Telta-Sudhani Barsoi-Raiganj and Balurghat- Buniyadpur. Restoration work is going on. Boulder, ballast and other materials are being arranged from various locations for being used in restoration work,” Sharma said.
He informed that all passengers entering north east and stranded at Katihar station have availed train services up to Malda town, from where they left for their destinations by train or road.
“On date, there are about 120 passengers, who are stranded at Guwahati station and railway administration is taking all necessary steps to extend all possible assistance to these people,” the statement said.

SNT bus falls of cliff at Ranagang in Sikkim today morning - Several dead and many critically injured

A Sikkim National Transport bus heading to Gangtok from Mangan falls off a cliff some 500 meters away from Ranagang in Sikkim.

The bus fell some 100 feet and landed on the road below. Sources say 3 people have been feared dead while many injured have been rushed to nearby hospital. The bus conductor also has received injuries.

The mishap occurred at 8am today morning. Bus number SK 01 B 0241 is reported to be a 35 seater bus which had around 29 passengers in it, but the same cannot be confirmed until search is complete if any body is lying in the gorge. Rescue work is going on.