Itanagar: A father and his son were killed when a landslide hit their house near the circuit house at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district last evening.
While the father died on the spot, his son succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, official sources confirmed today.
Personnel of the district police, the ITBP and local people swung into action soon after the calamity and fished out the duo from under the debris after two hours of efforts, the sources said.
The Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society, a Daporijo-based NGO, alleged that the two could have been saved had the rescue operation been launched immediately.
It also demanded adequate compensation for the victims’ family.