When entire world fights Covid-19, Arunachal faces dual challenge of landslides

When entire world fights Covid-19, Arunachal faces dual challenge of landslides

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Landside triggered by incessant rain, NSE -3.30 % in the last couple of days has resulted in the death of a person in Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss of a minor's life at Doni Colony, Itanagar due to landslide. Rain and floods have left trails of large scale devastation in the entire state.

In a statement the government stated, “Reportedly, at around 8.17 AM, the minors body was retrieved from the debris and brought to hospital where the hospital authorities declared her to be brought dead”.

Khandu said that the State and it’s people are with the victim during these trying times. He announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakhs to next of kins of the deceased.

Khandu directed the district administration of Arunachal Pradesh and the disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation. In another shocking incident, a lady was drowned in Naharlagun. Reportedly the lady was returning back from her shop and got drowned while crossing the river. Her body was recovered from Nirjuli today morning.

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Stating that the entire world is fighting COVID -19 pandemic, Khandu said, Arunachal has an added problem of natural disasters every year.

He appealed to the people living in the low land areas to shift in safer places while requesting those residing in landslide-prone areas to immediately get to safer locations. He issued directives to respective Deputy Commissioners and Disaster Management Department, Arunachal Pradesh to monitor the situation on a regular basis.

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