28 dead in floods, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar: Twenty-eight people died and one went missing in floods and other rain-related incidents in Arunachal Pradesh this year, state Water Resources Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra told the Assembly on Saturday.
Sixteen people died in two consecutive floods that hit the state since June this year, while seven landslide-related death cases have been reported in the state during the year.
Three persons died due to lightning, while two died in fire accident, the minister informed while participating in a short duration discussion on flood situation in the state and extent of damages caused raised in the house by Trinamool Congress member Laeta Umbrey.
In all 11 people died in Lower Subansiri district followed by Lohit and Anjaw with five each flood-related deaths, Upper Subansiri recorded three deaths, Kurung Kumey two, and East Kameng each and Papum Pare recorded one death each during the year, Tingkhatra informed.
"Over nine lakh people from 2,588 villages in 17 districts of the state were badly affected due to the floods and landslides during the year and a total 62,046 sq km affected along with over 50,000 hectares of cultivation area in two waves of flood in the state,” the minister said.
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