More than 400 rescued in Sikkim: Border Police

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) More than 400 people, including tourists, have been rescued in Sikkim after Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said Monday.

ITBP Director General Ranjit Sinha said that 400 villagers and 26 tourists around the Pengong area, which is the worst hit, have been rescued and have been lodged in the headquarters of the 11th battalion of the ITBP.

However, heavy rains and landslides are hindering rescue operations, he added.


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