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3 Killed as Heavy Rains Ravage Arunachal Pradesh's Kurung Kumey; Landslides Snap Road Connectivity

Incessant rains over the last one week have ravaged the state, snapping road connectivity in several areas. (For representation/AP)

Incessant rains over the last one week have ravaged the state, snapping road connectivity in several areas. (For representation/AP)

A massive landslide hit Sulung Tapin village in Koloriang circle, damaging at least 15 houses and burying three people alive

Three persons were killed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district in a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains, officials said on Tuesday. Incessant rains over the last one week have ravaged the state, snapping road connectivity in several areas, besides uprooting trees and damaging houses, they said.

A massive landslide hit Sulung Tapin village in Koloriang circle on Monday, damaging at least 15 houses and burying three people alive, Additional District Commissioner (ADC) Ocean Gao said. The deceased were identified as Sariu Tongdang (52), Sariu Yajik (47) and Sariu Takar (nine), he said.

One person was critically injured in the incident, he said. The affected families have been put up at a rehabilitation centre and relief grants were given to them, Gao said.

Heavy rains posed a serious challenge to the movement of security forces on the border roads, particularly the Koloriang-Sarli-Huri road in Kurung Kumey district, Border Roads Organisation’s Project Arunank Chief Engineer AK Konwar told PTI. The road witnessed a series of landslides, including seven landslides of 90 metre long and six metre high on Monday night and another landslide of 90 metre long and six metre high at 5 am on Tuesday, he said.

The BRO worked round-the-clock to clear debris at all 21 landslides sites to facilitate movement of traffic, he said.

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first published:April 19, 2022, 15:17 IST