Arunachal landslides toll up to 18

Arunachal landslides toll up to 18

At least two persons were killed and several dwellings damaged in fresh landslides triggered by rains in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh today, raising the toll to 19.

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The fresh landslips occurred at Thongleng Village, 20 km from Tawang town in between Tawang- Lumla road

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.