• Arunachal Pradesh: Massive landslide in 20 locations, no casualties reported


    Itanagar: Continuous rainfall in the last two days, have led to massive landslides in several places of West Arunachal Pradesh today. Huge landslides occurred at more than 20 locations along the prominent Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) Road, severely affecting vehicular movement.

    No casualty was reported due to the landslides which occurred in West Kameng district following heavy rain on Friday and Saturday. Debris from the overnight landslide will take some time to clear up for the movement of one-way traffic. A large number of commuters are stranded on both sides of the roads.

    On receiving the information of landslides, the organisation mobilised men and machinery and started work on a war footing to restore connectivity by filling the breaches and clearing debris, BRO commander Col Anil Kotial said.

    The stranded vehicles started moving through the affected areas from Saturday night while restoration works continued till Sunday, he said.

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