All Schools, Colleges in Sikkim to Remain Close Till October 15 – News18

Published By: Suramya Sunilraj

Last Updated: October 06, 2023, 10:44 IST

Gangtok (incl. Upper Tadong), India

The Education Department, in a circular on Wednesday, had earlier ordered closure of government and private schools till October 8
(Representative Image)

The Education Department, in a circular on Wednesday, had earlier ordered closure of government and private schools till October 8
(Representative Image)

Due to the unprecedented calamity caused by flash floods in the Teesta river basin, all government and private schools and colleges in Sikkim will stay closed till October 15

All government and private schools, colleges and universities in Sikkim will remain closed till October 15 due to the prevalence of inclement weather, according to a revised circular by the state Education Department on Thursday.

The circular comes within hours of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang’s directive for the closure of schools, colleges and universities in Sikkim till further notice due to the unprecedented disaster caused by flash floods in the Teesta river basin.

The Education Department, in a circular on Wednesday, had earlier ordered closure of government and private schools till October 8.

Fourteen bodies have been found so far while 102 people, including 22 army personnel, remained missing after a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim in the early hours of Wednesday triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin, officials said.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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