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Floods, landslides hit Arunachal capital Itanagar following heavy rains

Landslides occurred at Senki View and Donyi Polo Road, while people in Pachin Colony have undertaken temporary flood preventive measures by constructing bunds with bamboo and filling empty cement bags with sand.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2017 20:52 IST
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Workers clear debris after a landslide hit New Palin in Arunachal Pradesh.(PTI File)

Incessant rainfall for the past one week has flooded large areas of Arunachal Pradesh’s capital town Itanagar and caused landslides and road blocks at many points.

The PWD took swift action to clear the debris caused by the landslide at Senki View and Donyi Polo Road, an official report said on Thursday.

The Naharlagun extra assistant commissioner said the house of a man named Tadar Tarish in Pachin Colony was on the verge of collapse due to river diversion, forcing the family to vacate and relocate elsewhere.

People in Pachin Colony have voluntarily undertaken temporary flood preventive measure by constructing bunds with bamboo and filling empty cement bags with sand, the report said.

Meanwhile, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has put the Emergency Operation Centre on high alert.

On receipt of calls in the helpline number from various sections of affected public, the DDMA has directed all concerned executing agencies to initiate necessary action, the report added.