Guwahati: China warns India of the possibility of a floodlike situation in Brahmaputra River as a sudden landslide taking place in the neighbouring country has blocked water upstream in Tibet.
The Central Water Commission tweeted, "As per latest information received from ##Chinese side, the estimated blocked water storage volume at landslide location (#Milin Section of #Yarlung #Zangpo in #Chinese Territory) at 6.30 hrs IST (9 hrs Chinese time) on 31st Oct 2018 is 337 MCM."
Before this, on October 17 as well, China had communicated to India about a landslide that took place near Jiala Village in Milin County in the lower ranges of Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet. This had led to the creation of an artificial lake.
With the water starting to breach the lake, the districts along the Brahmaputra River in Arunachal Pradesh were put on high alert for possible flash floods. The Yarlung Tsangpo, as is referred to by China, is known as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and then the Brahmaputra in Assam.
The Central Water Commission said, "This time the landslide occurred at the same place and has again led to the creation of an artificial lake, which has now started breaching. However, the situation is not grave as it was a fortnight ago."
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