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Flood situation still grim in Arunachal

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, July 26 - The situation in flood-ravaged Namsai and East Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh continued to be grim today even as water level of several rivers in other affected areas showed a receding trend with an improvement in weather condition.

The flood situation at Namsai, the worst-affected district, worsened with reports of fresh areas being inundated by Noa Dehing, Tengapani and Jengthu rivers which were flowing above the danger mark.

Most of the roads have been severely damaged and several areas were cut off due to washing away of culverts.

Supply of electricity was snapped as electric poles were uprooted by soil erosion in Lekang circle. Movement of vehicles on NH-52 has been suspended.

Around 3,500 hectares of agriculture field, 115 fish ponds were totally submerged and damaged by flood water in the district. 250 cattle, 400 pigs, 200 goats and 2,000 poultry birds have died or washed away, an official report from Namsai said. 3,500 houses were completely damaged and the residential areas were still inundated. � PTI

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