Arunachal Pradesh Landslide killed Several Many Missing :- At least nine labourers were killed and another eight went missing when a massive landslide triggered by continous rains hit a labour camp in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday in the early morning.
Additional Deputy Commissioner(Headquarters) Lod Gambo said that the landslide occurred at 3 AM when 17 labourers engaged in construction works were inside the camp at a place four km away from Tawang town.
Gambo aslo said that till now nine bodies have been extricated from the debris and search operation is on to locate the eight missing labourers. The incessant rain for the past couple of days had triggered landslides in several places of the border district.
Gambo said rescue operation is on and two JCBs have been pressed into service to clear the debris.
The PWD road in between New Lebrang and government higher secondary school has also been blocked due to landslide. The damages to residential buildings have been reported from the area.
Heavy incessant rainfall in the past few days in the district resulted in a flood-like situation which severely damaged the Kitpi Phase-I and Phase-II hydel projects.
Power department officials said restoration work could not be started due to the continuous rain and both the power stations had been shut down due to the damage.
Taking serious attention on the situation, DC Duly Kamduk has directed the department concerned for assessment and submission of detailed report for action.
Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has sought a detailed report from Tawang Deputy Commissioner on the situation.