NAHARLAGUN | Jul 02 | There is no report of any casualty from any part of the state. Landslides and flash floods are common annual phenomenon with the arrival of monsoon in the state.
The twin capital region of the state including its peripheries has been severely affected by landslides, flash floods and road blockades triggered by incessant rains over the last few days.
The road between Hoj-Potin has been snapped due to a huge landslide triggered by torrential rains. Many vehicles travelling through that road are stranded. But, district administration and the departments concerned are on the job to restore normal traffic movement. The road between Sagalee and Seppa has also been blocked due to landslide. The bridge over Pangwin River near Sagalee has been washed away thereby causing untold sufferings to the people in and around Sagalee. Reports of heavy damages caused by landslides and flash floods are also trickling in from different parts of the state.
Mighty Siang River in East Siang district crossed the danger mark Saturday night which measured at 153.98-mtr almost threatening the centurion city. The water volume receded at around 6 AM today which and flowing below danger mark at 153.91-mtr.
The district administration has advised the residents living in the low-lying areas to take precautionary measures and remain alert to avoid any eventuality.
In Tirap district, a huge landslide has occurred along Khonsa-Longding road near Tirath Hydel Project thereby threatening the lifeline of both districts.
People show scanty disregards to nature and destroy forest mercilessly, indulge in mindless, unscientific, rampant and ceaseless, excavation of earth that results in such massive destruction.
The observation in & around Capital Complex clearly prove that most of the landslide and flash flood are man-made. The people themselves are the cause of such human ordeals and sufferings because of their act of callousness, follies and fallacies. Their indiscipline, insatiable greed and lack of basic civic sense are causing perils to themselves and to the city they live in. Unless the people realize their mistakes and harbor a sense of love and belongingness, such tragedies will keep on hitting them. (IPR)