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Arunachal hit by flood induced landslides, villages cut off

Authorities from the State Disaster Management Department reported on Monday that incessant rainfall has caused devastating landslides, isolating several districts.

News Arena Network - Itanagar - UPDATED: July 8, 2024, 04:27 AM - 2 mins read

A landslide situation in Arunachal's Kurung Kumey district.

Arunachal hit by flood induced landslides, villages cut off

A landslide situation in Arunachal's Kurung Kumey district.


Recent heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh have triggered widespread chaos, severing surface communication and claiming lives across the state.

 

Authorities from the State Disaster Management Department reported on Monday that incessant rainfall has caused devastating landslides, isolating several districts.

 

In Kurung Kumey district, administrative circles like Damin, Parsi Parlo, and Panyasang have been completely cut off due to flash floods and landslips.

 

Multiple road blockages, particularly towards Damin via Parsi Parlo, have severely hampered access to these remote areas, disrupting essential services such as electricity and water supply.

 

The Tezu-Hayuliang road in Lohit and Anjaw districts is impassable at Mompani due to blockages, while landslides have also obstructed the Dari-Chambang and the Palin-Taraklengdi via Langdang village PMGSY road in Kra Daadi district.

 

NH-513 remains closed at Geying in East Siang district, compounding transportation woes.

 

Tragedy struck in Shi-Yomi district on July 5 with the loss of one life to landslides, adding to the toll of four fatalities from natural calamities since April.

 

The impact has been severe, affecting over 72,900 people and 257 villages since April, with extensive damage to infrastructure including roads, power lines, and water supply systems. Hundreds of houses have also been damaged.

 

In the capital city, Itanagar, a water crisis looms following pipeline damage, requiring substantial time for restoration.

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