ITANAGAR, Sept 15 - With the recovery of one more body from neighbouring Assam, the toll in the flash floods of Arunachal Pradesh has mounted to four, while two others are still missing, an official said today.
Triggered by incessant rain in the past few days, flash flood and landslides affected normal life at several places in Itanagar, Capital Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan said.
Twenty-six houses have been washed away, while over 60 were fully or partially damaged at affected areas like Modirijo, Donyi Polo area, Chandra Nagar, Lobi, GSS Police Colony and Press Colony, Dhawan said.
�The body of one person was recovered on Saturday from the Dikrong river near Harmutty in Lakhimpur district of Assam,� he said.
The flash flood also claimed three other lives, while two persons have been missing.
Dhawan said five teams of NDRF and four from SDRF were conducting rescue and search operations to trace the two missing persons.
The approach road to Modirijo has been washed away, while half of the culvert has been reported to be damaged in the Donyi Polo area. A few cars and bikes have also been reportedly swept away in the flood.
Dhawan said many schools in the capital complex have been designated as temporary relief shelters. Land protection walls of several nallahs and rivulets in the State capital have been badly damaged.
The water treatment plants at Poma and Itanagar were damaged, causing disruption in water supply to people.
PHE department sources said minor repair works on the plants could be completed within two days, while major repair works would take several days. � PTI