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Landslide claims another in remote Aruchal district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT


ITAGAR/DIGBOI, April 25: A labour was killed while another had a rrow escape when a labour barrack was hit by a bamboo grove in Anjaw district on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as Madan Tanti, aged about 50 years of Hansara Tea Estate at Doom Dooma in Assam’s Tinsukia district. He was working as labour in Hayuliang, informed Anjaw district administration in a release today.

The accident occurred, when the labourers were asleep at around 1.45 am. The bamboo grove was uprooted due to landslide caused by continuing downpour.

ADC B Tawshik and CO, Hayuliang Dr Tojum Ete rushed to the accident site to take stock of the situation. The ADC met the local employer of the deceased and assured to render all necessary assistance and interim relief. Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba announced ex-gratia relief as per government norms and directed the ADC Hayuliang to coordite with next of kin of the deceased for further necessary assistance.

Immediate relief of Rs 30,000 was handed over by Additiol Deputy Commissioner Towshik to injured person AH Khan, who has been undergoing treatment at CHC, Hayuliang.

The body of Tanti has been kept at the CHC, Hayuliang morgue after completion of the formalities.

As per BRTF records, rains have crossed all time record in the district with 700 mm rainfall at Hayuliang, Hawai and beyond.

Meanwhile, road communication to District Headquarters Hawai is still cut off. All the administrative circles under Anjaw district are also cut off due to landslides completely disrupting movement of men and materials for the last several days, the release added.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Bordumsa-Dayun area is still grim with reports of fresh areas being inundated by flood waters in several villages of the said area leaving several hundreds of families stranded, the situation turned worse in adjacent Assam–Aruchal border area of Bordumsa last evening following a severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain and large hailstone that hit several locations of Bordumsa including the township and Goju village in particular beside several others.

The thunderstorm coupled with unprecedented cricket-ball sized hailstones lashed the border place of Bordumsa Bazar in Tinsukia District as well as Bordumsa Township, Goju village Mugong pather, Borket, Gidding and several other remote pockets of Bordumsa on Aruchal sides in Changlang district.

Pegree-Bordumsa Road, Bordumsa-msai Raods, Bordumsa –Kharsang Raod were blocked following uprooting of several trees.

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