Sikkim CM Visits Quake Affected Areas

Sikkim CM Visits Quake Affected Areas
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today visited quake-hit areas in and around the town here to assess damages.

Accompanied by ministers and top officers, Chamling toured the Tashiling secretariat, offices in and around the secretariat complex and Sikkim press and police headquarters damaged by the last evening's earthquake, official sources said.

The chief minister also met two people whose houses had collapsed at Lumsey locality.

Chamling held a meeting at police headquarters to discuss modalities for dealing with the situation, they said.

He directed authorities to make an assessment of the loss, start immediate repair works and restore electricity and road communication.

Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh returned here this noon from New Delhi and was apprised of the situation by the chief minister.

The governor asked the army to coordinate with the state administration to assess damages, they added.
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