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Sikkim Flash Flood News: What Happened, Why It Matters, and How to Stay Safe

Sikkim, a small Himalayan state in northeast India, witnessed a devastating flash flood on October 4, 2023, that left 23 army personnel missing, camps and vehicles submerged, and roads washed away. The flash flood was triggered by a sudden cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim, which caused a massive surge of water in the Teesta River in Lachen Valley.