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Heavy rains trigger flood, landslides in Arunachal

 ITANAGAR, Sept 19 Incessant rains over the past week has thrown life out of gear in Arunachal Pradesh with flood and landslides reported in many parts of the State.

Floods triggered by rain submerged paddy fields, causing erosion and landslides in many areas of Nari, Ruksin, Pasighat and adjacent areas of East Siang district, officials said today.

The historical MMJ road, considered as the lifeline of rural people of Ruksin sub-division, has been breached at several locations causing great problems to office goers and villagers. The flood also caused extensive damage to rural link roads, they said.

The road communication to Mengio circle in Papum Pare district remains cut off as the rainwater washed away the road at various points between Sagalee to Mengio, the sources said.

People of Mengio and Silsango areas are facing shortage of essential commodities due to disruption of road communication, officials added. PTI

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