ITANAGAR: Seventy-three houses were washed away affecting at least 103 families in two villages of Arunachal Pradesh in the recent wave of flood triggered by incessant rain.
The houses were washed away in the two villages of Lower Dibang Valley district while a lift water tank at Anpum village and a hanging bridge at Loklung village connecting agricultural fields were also damaged, Paglam Circle Officer Tatling Pertin said in a report today.
"A relief camp is being set up at Anpum School ground for the flood victims. Though the water level has receded but erosion is still continuing. Many villagers have been dismantling their dwelling houses for fear of being washed away by flood water," Pertin said.
The district administration has lifted 94 bags of rice and essential medicines to Dambuk, the ADC headquarters, he said. A report from West Siang district said that incessant downpour in the past week has swelled the water level of Yomgo river which is flowing above the danger mark.
Flood has left a trail of devastation at Liromoba area in the district. Paddy fields at Kambu village have been completely washed away and more than 52 households of the area have been affected by nature's fury.
Kambu is one of the most populated villages under Liromoba constituency which is yet to be connected by road. Local MLA Nyamar Karbak, along with ADC Niken Lollen, CO Sara Borang, EE WRD Tadam Kamcham, trekked to Kambu village from Rui village to assess the damage on Sunday.