Mangan, 11 May (IPR): District Magistrate, North, Shri Raj Yadav, has informed that approximately 300 Yaks have reportedly died because of starvation due to heavy snow fall at Mukuthang in North Sikkim.
Because of heavy snow fall, the yaks were stranded at one place in Mukuthang since December which caused starvation and led to death of yaks.
A medical team of Animal Husbandry Department along with feed and fodder has already reached Mukuthang for medical treatment and to feed the rest yaks.
Fifteen families of Mukuthang and 10 families of Yumthang have been affected due to this catastrophe.
A team of District Administration in coordination with ITBP has started ascertaining actual death toll and preparing report. The report will be submitted to the DC Office by 13 May and subsequently, the compensation will be disbursed to the affected families as per norms.