Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Subansiri have triggered landslides and flash floods in Arunachal Pradesh with the swirling river water leaving a trail of destruction.
A landslide in Nepal has led to creation of an artificial dam on river Kosi, triggering possibility of a flood that could affect parts of Bihar, government said here today as it swung into action to control damage.
It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the deluge struck.
At least 24 Engineering students from Hyderabad were feared washed away on Sunday evening by the Beas river near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway, 40 Km from Mandi, after water was suddenly released into the river from Laarji Hydropower Project.
The Centre and Uttarakhand government on Monday assured the Supreme Court that all measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat of the scale and extent of the damages caused by excessive rain and flash flood in the state last year.
The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free `char dham` pilgrimage this season.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the situation caused due to heavy rains at a high-level meeting here on Friday and directed the administration to carry out relief works on a war-footing.