Landslides caused by heavy rain in the past few days have disrupted life in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh. While the death toll in the two incidents of landslides in Tawang district rose to 18 on Saturday, roads remained blocked in many districts, including Tawang, Lower Subansiri, Changlang, Namsai and Tirap districts.
Landslides damaged several houses in Yazali and Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district. Water supply was hit and BSNL services, particularly landlines, were affected.
Meanwhile, clearing of flood-waters in capital Itanagar continued. Large tracts of paddy cultivation have been inundated in Lempia, Hong, Yadii and Hija in Lower Subansiri district, officials said.