Due to massive landslides triggered by incessant rains, roads in Arunachal Pradesh have been blocked.

Rocks have fallen down on the roads preventing vehicles to move.

“Currently, around 500 vehicles are waiting to cross Balimukh, the Assam gate, to enter Arunachal Pradesh from Assam side and go towards Kalaktang in West Kameng district,” said sources.

The Indian Army, under whose control the area falls, is not allowing the vehicles to move at one go as safety measures.

“Movement of vehicles was stopped in Sergaon area of Rupa in West Kameng district on Monday and Tuesday,” said sources.

“The vehicles were allowed to move at 4 am on Wednesday,” added sources.

But due to massive landslides, the Army has been allowing the vehicles from time to time to avoid accidents.

Meanwhile, at least around 200 people, including 110 children have reportedly been evacuated following flash floods due to cloudburst in West Kameng district.

There are reports of loss of livestock while a woman has been missing in West Kameng district after a flash flood on Sunday.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu, who has directed the deputy commissioners of the floods and landslides affected districts of the state including West Kameng, asked all the link departments to coordinate and work out for a State Emergency Mitigation Plan under the supervision of the chief secretary.

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