Dhenkanal, Oct 7: In the aftermath of Sikkim’s flash flood, a 26-year-old youth, part of a group of seven tourists, has gone missing.
The missing person has been identified as Chandrasekhar Singh from Siminai village in Dhenkanal district, had embarked on a trip to the Himalayan State on Monday along with friends.
He had last communicated with his mother on Tuesday evening, after which his mobile phone has been switched off. Chandrasekhar's distraught mother shared, "My son, along with two others from the neighboring Ankarantipur village and some friends from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, had visited Gangtok for an outing. I spoke to him last Tuesday evening, but since Wednesday morning, I have been unable to reach my son."
Chandrasekhar was pursuing an engineering course at a private college in Dhenkanal. Concerned family members approached the Collector and requested assistance in locating their missing son.
The Collector offered assurances of providing all possible help, saying, "We have received information that Chandrasekhar Singh from Siminai village, who visited Sikkim with friends, is currently unaccounted for. We are making efforts to contact officials in Sikkim. However, adverse weather conditions have hindered our communication with them. We are doing our utmost to establish contact with authorities in Gangtok and will update the family accordingly."
It is worth noting that Sikkim recently experienced a severe flash flood triggered by a sudden cloudburst three days ago. This disaster has caused significant destruction in the State, with at least 56 bodies discovered in various locations so far.