Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rahul Gandhi may visit quake-hit Sikkim tomorrow

Gangtok:Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Sikkim on Wednesday in the aftermath of Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake that has claimed 50 lives in the state.

The Congress leader is expected to visit the injured at Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Hospital in capital Gangtok. Reports said he will also travel up to Chungthang in north Sikkim, one of the worst-hit areas.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was in Gangtok on Tuesday and visited the affected areas. She had extended all help to the Sikkim government in providing relief to those hit by the quake.

Rescue and relief operations continued in Sikkim for the second day on Tuesday. A road leading to Mangan, where the epicentre of Sunday's magnitude earthquake was located, was also cleared by the Army.

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