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Siang river in Arunachal swells, dist admin issues alert

Development follows heavy rainfall across the border in China

Pasighat: Following heavy rains across the border in China, the East Siang district administration in Arunachal Pradesh has issued an advisory alerting the residents to refrain from venturing into the Siang river for fishing or swimming to avoid any eventualities.

“People living in low-lying areas (on both banks of the Siang river) including Jarku, Paglek, SS Mission, Jarkong, Banskota, Berung, Sigar, Borguli, Seram, Kongkul, Naming and Mer, are advised to remain alert but not to panic,” T Tatak, DC, East Siang district, said in a press release.

The release further added that as per a report received from the Chinese government, due to heavy rainfall, the Tsangpo river is swelling with an observed discharge of 9,020 cumecs (equivalent to around 9.02 million litres of water per second) as of Wednesday, 8 am. This is stated to be the highest discharge in the river in 50 years.