Landslides caused by incessant rainfall killed at least five people and injured two others in Sikkim on Wednesday, PTI reported. Two people died after a house caved in because of a mudslide in the Upper Bokrong ward around 3 am.
In another incident, three people were killed under the debris of a landslide in the Upper Gurpisey area, IANS reported. Two others were injured in the incident.
The landslides damaged many roads in South Sikkim. Senior Superintendent of Police Pratap Pradhan said a control room had been set up at the Namchi Police Station to take stock of the situation.
Additional Director General of Police Sudhakar Rao said restoration work was on. A few roads in West Sikkim district were also blocked because of the landslides.