Arunachal Pradesh: 2 killed in heavy rains, landslides, many areas lost contact


Itanagar. In Arunachal Pradesh, torrential rains on Wednesday led to a flood situation and landslides. Due to this, the connectivity of many areas was lost and a large number of people have been affected. Officials said two more people died in landslides in the last 24 hours, while a search operation was on for the missing two people. A laborer working in a water treatment plant was buried in a massive landslide in Hollongi on Tuesday. His body was recovered in the night.

A construction worker working in the Trans Arunachal Highway project was crushed to death in a landslide near Darla village in West Siang district. The deceased has been identified as Tilu Kalandi, a resident of Laluk in Lakhimpur district of Assam. District Disaster Management Officer Neema Tashi said that the search is on for the missing people in Huto village of Papum Pare. NDRF and SDRF personnel are involved in the campaign.

17 people died in floods and landslides so far this year
So far this year, 17 people have died in floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. Six laborers working with 1448 Bridge Construction Company (BCC) were rescued from floods in Siang district. His camp in Boleng was washed away as the Siang River was in spate. Due to rain and landslides, communication was lost in many areas of the state, most of which are remote areas.

Many villages and cities lost contact
According to officials, the Chimpu-Hollongi road is blocked due to landslides in Papum Pare, Pangin-Boleng road in Siang, Boleng-Rumgong road in West Siang and Balemu-Bomdila road in West Kameng. Many villages and towns located in the foothill areas of Papum Pare district have been cut off.

All schools and colleges closed for three days due to rain in Itanagar
In East Siang districts, several villages were submerged due to floods in the Sibo Korong river. Water from the Pagala river has also caused flooding in some areas. Many connectivity roads are also blocked in the capital Itanagar. The rain has also affected drinking water and electricity supply, affecting normal life. Agricultural land has also been affected in many districts. In Itanagar, all schools and colleges have been closed for three days due to rain. Four temporary relief camps have been set up in the city while people living in vulnerable areas have been asked to move to safer places.

Tags: Arunachal pradesh, Heavy rains, Land Slide


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