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In Sikkim, Army rescues eight people trapped under debris after landslip, one succumbs later

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The Army on Wednesday carried out a rescue mission evacuating eight people buried under debris, following a landslip in East Sikkim, officials said.

The troops of the ‘Black Cat Division’ swung into action and rescued the people at 17th Mile, they said, adding, one of them died in hospital.

All the evacuees were admitted to the nearest military hospital, the officials said.

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