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Sikkim Earthquake Appeal

Sikkim Earthquake Appeal

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Published by: Haindava Keralam on Sep 20, 2011
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Appeal for Support to Sikkim Earthquake victims
The Sept 18, 2011Sikkim Earthquaketoll is now 50 andcounting. Nature has struck again, this time inSikkim and theground has shakenliterally. Sikkim, afavored touristdestination, was jolted by anearthquake of 6.8on Richter inmagnitude killing50 precious lives. The death toll is at 50 and counting which includes 25 in Sikkim, 4 inWest Bengal 11 in Bihar and 7 in Nepal, 7 in Tibet.More than 100 people arrived at Siliguri district hospital and 30 were admitted. “Thetremors were felt in Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, North East and Nepal. Around200 people have been brought to the ITBP relief camp in Gangtok, Ranjit Sinha, DGITBP, said. Coupled by the incessant rains that hit the highways and landslides thatdeteriorated the situation sikkim needs all the help NOW.Sewa International has been at the forefront of relief and rehabilitation in many countrieslike USA, Guyana, UK, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and some more, for more than 2decades. Sewa International appeals to all the benevolent to extend their hand for  providing succor to the quake affected in Sikkim, Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, and somemore states that have been someway affected by this devastating quake.
Our volunteers have already started reaching out to the affected families in some partsand are trying to reach out to the affected in far flung areas which are still unreachable.
Helpline numbers
 Gangtok Police helpline numbers: 03592-202022 or 03592-202033West Bengal police emergency helpline number: 033-22145486Here is a preliminary Video of the quake (Video click here)Here is a brief topography analysis of Sikkim quake (Click here)
Residents survey damagedbuildings a day after a magnitude6.8 earthquake struck Nepal, Indiaand Bangladesh, at Bhaktapur in Nepal (Rediff)

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