Landslides due to rains affect normal life

Landslides triggered by torrential rains during the past couple of days have thrown life out of gear in many parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 15:22 PM IST

Itanagar: Landslides triggered by torrential rains during the past couple of days have thrown life out of gear in many parts of Arunachal Pradesh disrupting surface communication and water supply.

The Bameng-Chayang Tajo road in East Kameng district has been snapped by flash-floods cutting off both the circles from the rest of the district.

Due to landslides, blockages have been reported at Mebua, some 8 kms off Seppa, the district headquarters.

Officials said on Saturday that many small streams in the area have swelled and are dangerously flowing above danger levels, sweeping many culverts along the Bameng-Chayang Tajo road.

Many vehicles from Bameng to Seppa were left stranded at Pachi due to landslides and floods.

Movement of vehicles on the Seppa-Bameng-Chayang Tajo circuit had to be suspended temporarily, they said.

Meanwhile, heavy rains have caused havoc in Seppa depositing boulders and loose sediments at various places in the township.

The main thoroughfare Bazaarline and ALC line have been hit hard by the ravaging flood.

Landslides also disrupted water supply in the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun.

The 300 mm diameter ductile iron pipe carrying water from Nyroch river, one of the major sources that caters about 8,000 people of Naharlagun and Nirjuli, was washed away at Tarajuli Friday evening.

Flashflood cut off Seijosa in East Kameng district from rest of the state forcing people to abandon their homes and damaged colonies, mainly the medical, teacher and veterinary colonies, besides damaging the approach road to the
government higher secondary school boys hostel, officials said.

PTI

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