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CM ANNOUNCES EX-GRATIA OF RS 4 LAC FOR VICTIMS OF LANSLIDE AT TIGDO & MODIRIJO

Itanagar, 10 July : Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss of four lives due to landslides at Tigdo village this morning. Deceased includes a minor.

The Papumpare district administration and police engaged in rescue operations could retrieve all the bodies from the debris.

Conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members who fell prey to nature’s fury, Khandu said that the State and it’s people are with the victim during these trying times. He announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakhs each to the next of kins of the deceased.

In another incident of landslide, at around 1230 hrs at Modirijo, near Six Kilometre between Itanagar and Naharlagun, four people are feared buried alive. As per the latest reports, three bodies have been recovered while the search is on for the fourth. Expressing extreme anguish, Khandu has ordered all possible relief and ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs each for the deceased.

He repeated his appeal to the people residing in vulnerable places to maintain extreme caution and move to safer places. He also urged all to travel with caution owing to rain-loosened soil that may trigger landslides anytime.

Khandu offered prayers for the deceased and conveyed solidarity with the aggrieved families.

“Incessant rain for the last couple of days that triggered landslides and floods have left trails of large scale devastation in the entire state. Reports have been pouring in about landslides in various locations from in and around the capital region. Road communication has been badly affected by nature’s fury and there is an increase in water flow in streams and rivers” Khandu stated.

He further cautioned that as per Indian Meteorological Department, there is a likelihood of heavy rain in the next few days across Arunachal Pradesh. He requested everyone to take all precautionary measures and refrain from staying at vulnerable locations.

The Chief Minister directed the district administration and the disaster management department to keep a strict vigil and continuously monitor the situation to avoid large scale devastation and loss of lives.

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