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Flood situation remains grim in Arunachal’s East Siang

The water level in the Siang river is rising due to incessant rain and flowing above the danger level at Pasighat, informed the District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) on Saturday.

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Itanagar: Flood situation in the East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh continued to remain grim as the Siang river has risen above the danger level, causing floods and soil erosion in various parts of the district.

The water level in the Siang river is rising due to incessant rain and flowing above the danger level at Pasighat, informed the District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) on Saturday.

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As per official sources, Pasighat-Pangin road connectivity was disrupted due to massive landslides at several locations and restoration work is in progress, and people were advised not to travel.

About 150-200 mtrs of National Highway-13, starting from Siluk War Memorial, partially submerged in flood water and at some portions of the right edge of the road seems precarious.

According to Mebo ADC office sources, at Sigar, another 10 mtrs of land alongside the left bank of Siang river has been eroded, washing away the boulder spurs completely.

Meanwhile, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Kinny Singh has alerted the people to keep a strict vigil on the flood situation and directed the officers not to leave the station without permission.

The administration is carrying out various relief and evacuation measures, an official said.

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