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73 houses washed away in Arunachal

 ITANAGAR, Sept 9 - Seventy-three houses were washed away affecting at least 103 families in two villages of Arunachal Pradesh in the recent wave of flood triggered by incessant rains.

The houses were washed away in the two villages of Lower Dibang Valley district while a lift water tank at Anpum village and a hanging bridge at Loklung village connecting agricultural fields were also damaged, Paglam Circle Officer Tatling Pertin said in a report.

“A relief camp is being set up at Anpum School ground for the flood victims. Though the water level has receded, erosion is still continuing. Many villagers have been dismantling their dwelling houses for fear of being washed away by flood waters,” Pertin said.

The district administration has airlifted 94 bags of rice and essential medicines to Dambuk, the ADC headquarters, he said. – PTI

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