Heavy rainfall in the last couple of days has created a flood-like situation in several places in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh triggering landslides, disrupting the surface communication and causing loss of properties.
As per media reports, at least three people went missing after a 10 wheeler dumper carrying boulders fell down in a gorge due to a massive landslide in the Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.
Likabali-Basar road, connecting Lower Siang, Leparada, and East Siang district in the State is breached because of the landslide, officials informed. Many travelers are stranded as the landslide has blocked the road at many points. Incessant rains for the past few days have been the reason behind the landslide. On Monday, Yingkiong-Mariyang road was also breached and Pasighat-Pangin road near Rottung was also cut off on June 27 after the road slid off to the deep gorge below.
A bridge over the Siyom river has also been collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Siang districts. In the incident, other three persons have been reportedly missing after the bridge over the Siyom river connecting Pangin and Boyeng in Arunachal Pradesh’s Siang district collapsed on Tuesday morning.
The bridge collapse has hit all types of movement to Boleng and upper Siang district along the sensitive India-China border. Confirming the incident, Siang SP Singjatla Singpho said that the bridge on the Siyom river collapsed at 8.30 on Tuesday morning cutting off connectivity to upper Pangin areas, Boleng, Riba and Upper Siang district.
“Three persons have been reportedly missing after the vehicle caved in with the bridge. A search and rescue operation has been launched.” Shingpho added.