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Heavy rains trigger flood in Arunachal

By The Assam Tribune
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ITANAGAR, Aug 31 - Incessant rain in the last couple of days has created a flood-like situation in several Arunachal Pradesh districts triggering landslides, disrupting surface communication and rendering people homeless.

Lohit, East Siang, Tawang and Lower Dibang are the most affected districts, an official report said.

A report from Tawang district bordering China said that the continuous downpour has triggered major landslides at seven places in the district causing loss of property.

The flood-like situation in Lohit district has also worsened in the past three days as all the rivers in and around Tezu and Sunpura Circles are flowing above the danger mark, the official report said.

The district headquarters recorded 318.40 mm rainfall since yesterday completely snapping surface communication between Tezu-Tinsukia via Alubari Ghat and Parsuram Kund routes. About 500 affected villagers have been evacuated from their houses and moved to relief camps.

According to a report from East Siang district, flash floods caused by Silasuti river yesterday breached NH 52 at Dimow, snapping road communication between Silapthar and Pasighat. � PTI

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Heavy rains trigger flood in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Aug 31 - Incessant rain in the last couple of days has created a flood-like situation in several Arunachal Pradesh districts triggering landslides, disrupting surface communication and rendering people homeless.

Lohit, East Siang, Tawang and Lower Dibang are the most affected districts, an official report said.

A report from Tawang district bordering China said that the continuous downpour has triggered major landslides at seven places in the district causing loss of property.

The flood-like situation in Lohit district has also worsened in the past three days as all the rivers in and around Tezu and Sunpura Circles are flowing above the danger mark, the official report said.

The district headquarters recorded 318.40 mm rainfall since yesterday completely snapping surface communication between Tezu-Tinsukia via Alubari Ghat and Parsuram Kund routes. About 500 affected villagers have been evacuated from their houses and moved to relief camps.

According to a report from East Siang district, flash floods caused by Silasuti river yesterday breached NH 52 at Dimow, snapping road communication between Silapthar and Pasighat. � PTI

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