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Arunachal rivers in spate due to incessant rains



Itanagar: Incessant rain in the past couple of days has caused many rivers in Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh to be in high spate and flow above the danger mark. Dambuk Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Atul Tayeng said road communication to ADC headquarters Dambuk and Hunli sub-divisions in the district has been disrupted due to incessant rainfall.

Dambuk is cut off from all sides, he said, adding, Dorung river is flowing above the danger level and has caused erosion at Anpum village. Hunli-Desali road is also cut off due to change in the course of Eze river which has eroded the approach road to the temporary bridge over the river. The road serves as lifeline to Hunli-Desali and Anini, the ADC said.

Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dhawan, who is closely monitoring the situation, said he has sought reports of availability of food, fuel and medicines in those places where road communication has been disrupted.