SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The deluge of 30Jun/01Jul2015 : Darjeeling- Sikkim Himalaya
As on date the death toll has crossed 40 with approx 30 deaths being reported from Tingling Tea Estate (Limbu Gaon) and 5 deaths from around Mirik town. Local residents of Mirik where all these deaths occurred state faulty drainage as cause of the landslides.
8 people died in Kalimpong subdivision.