Sikkim: Around 300 yaks starve to death owing to heavy snowfall

Sikkim: Around 300 yaks starve to death owing to heavy snowfall

By Nitesh R Pradhan | Mangan | May 11, 2019

Around 300 yaks have lost their lives in Sikkim due to starvation owing to heavy snowfall in the region. The same was informed by the District Magistrate, North, Raj Yadav. The incident took place in Mukuthang, North Sikkim.

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As per the information received, due to heavy snow fall the yaks were stranded at one place in Mukuthang since December which caused starvation and led to death of yaks.

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A Medical team of Animal Husbandry department along with feed and fodder has already reached the site for medical treatment and to feed the remaining yaks.

Fifteen families of Mukuthang and ten families of Yumthang have been affected with this catastrophe.

A team of District Administration in coordination with ITBP has started ascertaining actual death toll and preparing report. Till May 13, the report will be submitted to the DC Office, subsequently the compensation will be disbursed to the affected families as per norms.

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