Mangan, May 11, 2019:

In a really tragic development, nearly 300 Yaks have reportedly died because of starvation due to heavy snowfall in Mukuthang of North Sikkim. This has been informed by the District Magistrate of North Sikkim, Raj Yadav.

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Due to the heavy snowfall, the yaks were stranded at one place in Mukuthang since December which caused starvation and led to the death of the yaks.

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

As a result of this, fifteen families of Mukuthang and ten families of Yumthang have been affected by this catastrophe.

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

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