Sikkim authorities battle to retrieve dead bodies from under collapsed dam

April 18th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Gangtok (Sikkim), Apr 18 (ANI): Authorities in Gangtok, Sikkim, have said that it will take two to three days to recover the bodies of twelve workers who drowned after the Rangpo Dam collapsed earlier this week.

Rangpo Dam is located near Rongli in East Sikkim District.

According to the officials, the tunnel is flooded with the gushing waters of the River Rongli, and efforts are still being made to retrieve the 12 bodies.

The length of the tunnel is about 1100 meters.

The concerned authorities said that it would take them two to three days to clear the water from the tunnel.

The dam has been built by the Gati Infrastructure Limited, a private company for a 99 megawatts hydroelectric project. (ANI)

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