Heavy Rains, Landslide Cripple Life In Arunachal Pradesh; Death Toll Rises To 17 

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Incessant downpour, triggering floods and landslides has disrupted connectivity and impeded lives in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to reports, two more people died in landslides during the last 24 hours, while a search effort was underway to locate another two persons.

A labourer working at the water treatment plant in Hollongi was buried alive in a massive landslide on Tuesday. His body was retrieved late in the night, officials said.

In West Siang district, a construction worker engaged in the Trans Arunachal Highway project was buried alive in a landslide near Darla village.

The deceased has been identified as Tilu Kalandi, a native of Laluk in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

The search for two missing persons continued in the Huto Village of Papum Pare district.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel are involved in the operation; as informed by the district disaster management officer – Nima Tashi.

As per officials, 17 people have been killed in this year’s flood and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh.

Six labourers engaged by the 1448 Bridge Construction Company (BCC) were rescued from the flood in the Siang district. The overflowing Siang River wiped away their camp at Boleng.

The rains and landslides have snapped connectivity with distant regions of the state.

Meanwhile, landslides have blocked the Chimpu-Hollongi Road in Papum Pare, Pangin-Boleng Road in Siang, Boleng-Rumgong Road in West Siang and Balemu-Bomdila Road in West Kameng.

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