Gangtok: In a road mishap that happened in the early hours of Thursday, a Renault Duster plunged into a river along National Highway-10 near Kirney. A body has been recovered so far. The SUV was on its way towards Gangtok from Siliguri side.
The deceased has been identified as DB Chettri, 69, of Sadar in East Sikkim district.
According to reports, the incident took place around 6 in the morning when the vehicle bearing registration number SK-01-PB-4315 lost control and nosedived into the nearby river.
Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched with a rafting team led by Pravin Rai of Tarkhola to find any other person.