Arunachal flood : Six people die, several houses-vehicles washed away
Itanagar, Sept 14 (IBNS): Floods wreaked havoc in Arunachal Pradesh after flood water washed away at least six people and several houses in the capital complex area on Friday morning.
Flood waters have submerged Doni polo colony area following incessant rains in the north eastern Indian state, bordering with China.
Several houses have been washed away by flood waters.
According to the local people, at least six people have been washed away and two bodies recovered from Papu Nallah near Naharlagun area in Papum Pare district.
On the other hand, six vehicles have been washed away from different places in the capital complex area.
Reportedly 12 houses have been fully washed away and eight others partially damaged at Modirijo area and five houses have been completely damaged at Doni polo area.
Meanwhile, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team, district administration and police have been engaged in rescue operation.
Locals are also cooperating in the rescue operations.
On the other hand, local administration has set up two relief camps in the area.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed to the administration and state disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation and take all appropriate measures.
Khandu also announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased people.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati, Image: FIle)