Landslides, floods and erosions disrupt normal life in NE states, roads damaged

Share this

Itanagar, June 15: Monsoon has taken heavy toll in the north eastern states. Heavy rainfall across the region is having catastrophic effect.

In Assam, over 2 lakh populations are reeling under the fury of flood in 16 districts. 3 death cases have been reported so far due to drowning. Brahmaputra River is reportedly flowing above the danger level at Nematighat and Dhubri.

Four relief camps have been set up in flood hit areas. Large agriculture land has been inundated due to flood. Bridges, schools, embankments and roads have been affected due to flood. Heavy rainfall has also been reported from Meghalaya and Sikkim.

Many landslides and erosions that have occurred in deep valleys and hills sides are found to be too big and beyond repair. Landslide is also posing great threat to the residence of the Capital SP near BN headquarters, Chimpu.

Similar landslides were also witnessed at Gohpur, Vivek Vihar, Niti-Vihar, Mowb-II, Jully, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Karsingsa. These landslides have damaged many human habitations and dwelling houses rendering many families homeless, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

A group of affected families from Hill-Top Colony have been temporarily given shelter at under-construction Catholic Church, Itanagar.

Landslides have caused destruction in all these states where many districts remained cut off from rest of the country due to landslide caused by torrential rainfall.

In capital Itanagar, heavy rainfall inflicted severe damage. Sector road as well as national highway has been damaged at multiple areas and it may take months to restore them. It looks like whole NE region is battling nature's fury but union government seems least bothered.

Copyright © Bharati Web Pvt.Ltd. All Rights Reserved