Tragic accident Claims Three Lives in Sikkim’s Namchi District
In a devastating incident that occurred on Friday night, a vehicle carrying four people veered off the road and plunged into a gorge at Zero Dara area near Neeya village in Sikkim’s Namchi district. The accident resulted in the loss of three lives, while one person sustained critical injuries and is currently receiving treatment at STNM Hospital.
The victims have been identified as Lakpa Sherpa (45), Sonam Sherpa (50), and Palden Sherpa (16), all residents of Yangang town. The local police officer, who provided details of the incident, stated that the vehicle was en route from Yangang town to Neeya village when it skidded off the road.
Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the accident. The focus of the investigation is to determine the cause of the vehicle losing control and falling into the gorge. As of now, no conclusive findings have been reported.
The incident has left the community in shock and grief, as three lives were unexpectedly cut short. It is a devastating reminder of the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of road safety.
Namchi district, located in the southern part of Sikkim, is known for its picturesque landscapes and lush greenery. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the district attracts tourists from all over the world. However, this tragic incident serves as a somber reminder that even amidst the beauty of nature, accidents can happen, and safety precautions should always be taken.
The local authorities are urging residents and visitors alike to exercise caution while traveling on the roads. They emphasize the need to follow traffic rules, maintain appropriate speed limits, and prioritize safety at all times.
The loss of three lives in this unfortunate accident has deeply affected the community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims during this difficult time. May they find strength and support to overcome this tragic loss.