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Rain creates havoc in Arunachal

Itanagar, July 9 (PTI): Incessant rain over the last few days have created havoc in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh disrupting surface communication and throwing life out of gear.

Continuous downpour has triggered floods in East Siang district with all the major rivers and their tributaries flowing above the danger mark, sub-divisional officer Alen Pertin said in a statement today.

The overflowing Sille river washed away the approach road of a bailey bridge at MMR Road between Niglok and Mikong.

Parliamentary secretary for industries Tatung Jamoh along with the deputy commissioner rushed to the spot yesterday for immediate attention and necessary restoration work.

PHE department assistant engineer Kaling Taki in a release today said the headwork intake tank of a mega project was been filled with silt because of torrential rain.

An official report from East Kameng district today said the rain has created havoc at Seppa town causing widespread damages to public and private properties.

Most affected areas are Pagyawelly Colony, Bebo Colony, Model village, Upper Boso and Tagungsaw Colony and New Seppa.

According to the report, heavy rain has either damaged or washed away at least 15 houses and two piggeries in different colonies of the township last night.

The main water supply pipelines was also damaged causing scarcity of drinking water in the town.