18 People Confirmed Dead in Tawang Landslide

The landslide was triggered by incessant rains in Famla village of Arunchal Pradesh.

Published: 23rd April 2016 01:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 01:56 PM   |  A+A-


TAWANG: At least 18 people have been confirmed dead till now in various regions of Arunchal Pradesh’s Tawang District, where a landslide triggered by incessant rains in Famla village of Arunchal Pradesh.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has taken the stock of the situation and met the families of the victims.

He is expected to undertake an aerial survey of the region. The Tawang distict administration shall be submitting a report soon to state government and the Centre.

The deceased are reported to be labourers from nearby states who were working at a construction site of a five star hotel.

More rain-triggered landslides are also being reported from different part of Tawang, damaged electric poles and disrupted power supply.

Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has asked Tawang Deputy Commissioner for a detailed report on the landslides.

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