Heavy Rains Trigger Flood-like Situation in Arunachal Pradesh

Lohit, East Siang, Tawang and Lower Dibang are the most affected districts, an official report said.

Published: 31st August 2015 04:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2015 04:16 PM   |  A+A-


ITANAGAR: Incessant rain in the last couple of days has created a flood-like situation in several Arunachal Pradesh districts triggering landslides, disrupting surface communication and rendering people homeless.

Lohit, East Siang, Tawang and Lower Dibang are the most affected districts, an official report said.

A report from Tawang district bordering China said that the continuous downpour has triggered major landslides at seven places in the district causing loss of property.

Two persons sustained injuries in the landslides and were undergoing treatment at Lumla Primary Health Centre, the report said. Four cars were also damaged in the landslides.

Two major points affected by the landslides at Kudung and Thongleng villages were being cleared, BRO sources said.

DC Duly Kamduk has instructed all the departments to assess and submit damage reports immediately with many places like Lumla, Zemithang and Dudunghar being cut-off from the rest of the state.

The flood-like situation in Lohit district has also worsened in the past three days as all the rivers in and around Tezu and Sunpura circles are flowing above the danger mark, the official report said .

The district headquarters recorded 318.40 mm rainfall since yesterday completely snapping surface communication between Tezu-Tinsukia via Alubari Ghat and Parsuram Kund routes.

Local MLA Mohesh Chai, accompanied by SDO G Hazarika, departmental officials, police and search and rescue team, has rushed to the affected areas. 500 affected villagers have been evacuated from their houses and moved them to relief camps.

According to a report from East Siang district, flash floods caused by Silasuti River yesterday breached NH 52 at Dimow, snapping road communication between Silapthar and Pasighat.

Road formation has also been washed off in between Pasighat-Mariyang blocking surface communication, some 15 km from Raneghat.

The level of Deopani River has risen alarmingly cutting off the Hunli-Desali block of Lower Dibang district.

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