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Rain disrupts road communication in Arunachal Pradesh

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 3:56pm IST | Place: Itanagar | Agency: PTI

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Rains continued to wreak havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh with reports of disruption in surface communication due to flood and landslides pouring in from different parts of the state.

Mechuka, the sub-divisional headquarters of West Siang district remained cut off from rest of the state as the Aalo-Mechukha road remained blocked from Aalo, the district headquarters, due to erosion caused by flood water of Gapo river, officials said. The area has been experiencing torrential rain for the last four days. In Lohit district, the situation continued to be grim as Lohit river has washed away several 33 KV electricity poles disrupting electricity supply to parts of Tezu township.

Power department assistant engineer A Yirang said the department has been temporarily drawing electricity from the Roing-Chapakhowa line. Anjaw district remained cut off from the rest of the state for the fifth day after flashfloods, landslides and flooded streams damaged surface communication at various places. Sources say a culvert at Swami Camp and a portion of the Khupa-Hayiliang road have been washed out.

Major landslides were triggered at Mompani and Tiding areas virtually cutting off the border district. There has been marginal increase in the water volume of Siang river and local streams, but no major road blockage or untoward incident has been reported so far.

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