Arunachal floods: One killed, three missing after landslides
Itanagar: Arunachal floods: One killed, three missing after landslides. Heavy rains over the past several days in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh have disrupted surface communication due to landslides and floods, leaving one person dead and three others missing since June 18, officials said on Monday.
The administration is working hard to restore road connectivity in all the affected districts.
A 16-year-old boy was killed in a massive landslide in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The boy was identified as Ridge Haley, who was riding a motorcycle when he was crushed under the rubble.
Haley, a resident of MG Village, Cake Circle, West Siang District, was known locally as a promising boxer.
According to a report from West Camming District, three employees of a hotel went missing after a massive landslide swept away the building.
The incident took place on the night between June 18 and 19 near the village of Angling under the Calcutta sub-division, District Disaster Management Officer Mando Yangzhom said.
The bodies of the missing are yet to be found. The DDMO said that search operations were underway.
Earlier, three people were killed in a landslide in Karang Koma district on April 19, while five people were killed in a landslide in the state capital Ita Nagar on May 16.
Continuous rains have cut off roads in many districts of the state.
Margarita-Changlang Road in Changlong District, Hodge-Putin Road in Papam Pare, Balimo-Bomdila Road in West Cumming, and Trans Arunachal Highway in Upper Subansiri, Krong Koma, and several other districts were closed due to landslides.
The Disaster Management Department has directed all the Deputy Commissioners to be vigilant in dealing with any situation. The department is also in constant touch with agencies such as the IMD and CWC for early warnings.
Relief centers have been set up in all the districts to provide shelter to the affected people.
The Capital District Administration has issued orders to evacuate and relocate 279 houses at risk of flooding and landslides, an official said.
According to a report by the state’s Disaster Management Department, 524 houses have been damaged by landslides and floods in 87 villages of the state since April this year, affecting a total of 11,000 people.