Four districts in Arunachal worst hit by floods

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 21:17

Itanagar: One person was drowned as Lohit, Changlang, Dibang Valley and East Siang districts in Arunchal Pradesh remained the worst affected by floods in the state, official sources said on Friday.

The CRPF recovered the body of a person swept away by flood waters of the Balijan River last night in Lohit district, the sources said.

In Lohit district, the water level of the Lohit, Kamlang and their tributaries were flowing above the red mark with Alubari, Nopatia, Mabira , Morapat and adjoining villages cut off in Chowkham circle, the sources said.

In Dharmpur area, flood waters entered 38 houses with residents evacuated, Lohit deputy commissioner R K Sharma said.

In Namsai circle Menkengmiri, Jona and its adjoining areas were affected by floods and largescale erosion.

Eight relief camps were set up with 31 stranded people rescued in Sunpura circle and 94 students evacuated after their school building and hostel were inundated, the sources said.

The flood situation in Changlang and Lower Dibang Valley districts also remained grim with flood waters snapping road communication at several locations.

The state government yesterday sounded a red alert in the state with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki directing officials to remain vigilant around the clock.

Torrential rain over the last few days have created havoc in different parts of Lower Dibang Valley district with areas at Simari, Iduli, Abali, Idili and Bolung villages flooded and the condition was grim at Moying, Baksek, Sekbuk, Kaling and Tapar areas of Bolung village where more than 50 houses were submerged, the sources added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 21:17

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