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At least 14 people were killed in a massive landslide in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Incessant rains from the past few days triggered landslides and flash floods in various parts of the state.

Major rivers in the village are flowing above the danger level leading to the disruption of communication with many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh.

With the increase in rain, administration had earlier alerted residents along the river banks, streams and landslide-prone zones to move to safer locations.

Heavy damages to roads, culverts, houses and other infrastructure have been reported from various districts.

Recently an Indian Air Force Light Helicopter with 3 people went missing near Sagalee in Papum Pare and crashed due to bad weather. The rescue team was on their mission to rescue the stranded people in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.

On last Tuesday, Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted that 169 persons had been evacuated from Sagalee and Dambuk by the Indian Air Force during the day till then.

Sagalee is just north of Itanagar while Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley is about 350 km east of the state capital.

First Published | 11 July 2017 7:54 PM
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