Heavy rain triggers flood-like situation in Arunachal district

Itanagar, Apr 21: Incessant downpour over the past few days has triggered flood-like situation in Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh with the Noa Dehing river in high spate inundating human habitations and agriculture fields.

According to an official report, the Noa Dehing river which is flowing above the danger mark has flooded human habitation and agricultural fields besides damaging many flood protection embankments.

Food-like situation in Arunachal

A team of officers headed by Lekang EAC and DDMO visited the flood affected areas of Lekang circle yesterday and found that 38 households were severely affected in New Silatoo.

While four households have been shifted to safe shelters in New Silatoo and Philobari, approximately 25 hectare of land have been eroded in New Silatoo.

Heavy soil erosion is also causing continuous threat due to the rainfall in the district. Meanwhile, in a tragic incident, one Dipak Deori (15) drowned in the Jengthu River on April 17 last.

On receipt of information the locals along with Namsai police launched a rescue operation but could not find him.

Finding no alternative the district administration brought the matter to the notice of disaster management and accordingly a rescue team from 12th Battalion NDRF was requisitioned.

Though the NDRF team reached Namsai on April 18 last and launched the search operation but due to heavy rain and muddy water the operation had to be continued yesterday when the body of Dipak was finally recovered, the report added.

Continuous rain in the last couple of days has thrown life out of gear in the state capital. Several roads within the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun including the NH-415 were water-logged leading to traffic congestion in rush hour.

Landslides triggered by rain were also reported from various parts of the capital threatening several dwellings and important buildings.


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