At least 14 people are feared dead in a massive landslide triggered by incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh’s Papum Pare district on Tuesday, a senior official said. According to Additional Deputy Commissioner Jalash Pertin, chances of any survivor are dim, adding rescue operation is on. He said three dwellings in Laptap village were hit by the landslide around 3.30 pm.
Rains have been lashing Arunachal Pradesh for the last four days triggering landslides and flash floods in various parts of the State.
Major rivers in the State are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. On Sunday evening, a three year old child was washed away near police colony in Itanagar. Her body was fished out later, police said.