Landslides, floods
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Landslides and flash floods triggered by incessant rains in the past few days have disrupted surface communication between the Shi-Yomi and West Siang districts of the state.

An RCC bridge near Yapik village on the Aalo-Mechuka road was completely washed away by flash floods that occurred on Tuesday night leaving the people of Shi-Yomi disconnected with the rest of Arunachal Pradesh.

Following this, the transportation of consumer items and essential commodities to the remote district is expected to be badly affected as it would take several days to restore the bridge.

State Legislative Assembly speaker Pasang D Sona, who is also the local legislator of Mechuka, has appealed to the people not to travel through the route without collecting necessary information from the district authorities.

According to reports, a woman and her two children were buried alive when their house came under heavy landslide at Arzoo village in Dibang Valley district on Monday night.

Incessant rains for the last couple of days triggered the landslides and floods that left trails of large-scale devastation in entire Arunachal Pradesh.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: