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


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