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2,000 tourists stranded in Sikkim due to heavy rain, flashflood

Gangtok, June 17: Over 2,000 domestic and foreign tourists were stranded in North Sikkim due to a landslide following a flashflood since Thursday, officials said. The road from North Sikkim district headquarters Mangan to Chungthang has been blocked at Pegong Supply Khola, disrupting vehicular traffic, the officials said. As a result, 1,975 domestic and 36 foreign tourists were stranded at hotels in Lachen and Lachung areas - considered gateways to various places with scenic beauty. Of the foreign tourists, 23 are from Bangladesh, 10 from the US and 3 from...