Arunachal Pradesh: Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall kill 8
8 Killed In Landslides In Arunachal Pradesh, Flood Alert Issued
A series of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed eight people in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. In Papum Pare district’s Tigdo village in Doimukh, a family of four including a baby was buried alive. A mudslide killed four others in Modirijo village in the Itanagar Capital Complex. The Arunachal Pradesh government has announced an interim relief of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the victims.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted,
Saddened by the loss of lives due to heavy rains as well as landslides in Arunachal Pradesh. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. All possible assistance is being provided to those affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2020
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert. It signals the possibility of heavy rains in the coming days. The Central Water Commission has also issued a flood alert.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted,
As a measure of preparedness for the monsoon and to enable faster response to disaster, Dept. of Disaster Management has set up 5 Regional Response Centre and have also pre-positioned SDRF teams in the centres.
For emergency please contact the SEOC & DEOC. pic.twitter.com/hYazsFDUsF
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) July 10, 2020
He also urged the people to stay safe and refrain from staying at vulnerable locations. Instructions have also been issued to all the districts to keep a strict vigil and continuously monitor the situation. This is to avoid large-scale devastation and loss of human lives.