Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh
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Arunachal: Flood alert in Siang after another landslide in China

Incident reported from same spot where a massive landslide had blocked the flow of Yarlung Tsanpo river earlier on October 17

Guwahati: The Chinese authorities have informed its Indian counterpart of another landslide that has occurred in the Yarlung Tsangpo river (known as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh) in Tibet. Based on the input, the Upper Siang district administration has sounded an alert refraining people from going to the banks of the Siang.

According to reports received by the Central Water Commission on the morning of Tuesday, another landslide had occurred on the same spot where a massive landslide had blocked the flow of Yarlung Tsanpo earlier in China.

Reports have also come in that there has been a sudden decline in the water level in Siang river since Monday night due to the fresh landslide in China. The district administration has alerted people to take precautionary measures to avoid any untoward incident.

This is the third time an alert has been sounded by the authorities concerned due to blockage of water flow in China. However, Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering suspects China’s vested interests behind the sudden blockage of water flow in Siang river.

Earlier on October 17, fear gripped the people of Arunachal Pradesh and four other districts of Assam when a massive landslide blocked the flow of Yarlung Tsangpo river in China. About 6,000 people had to be evacuated in the Tibet region during that time.