Several vehicles have been stuck under the debris following landslides that took place near the police headquarters in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday Credit: EastMojo image

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As per Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo, properties that were damaged by the landslide are:

1. Tata Nano car: 1

2. Hyundai i10 car: 1

3. Maruti 800 car: 1

4. Maruti Suzuki WagonR: 1

5. Tempo trucks: 2

6. Autorickshaw: 1

One OBT house belonging to Langpu Yatung is partially damaged.

The the two injured persons were evacuated to RKMH by the public before arrival of rescue team which is a highly laudable work by our people, said SP Amo.

No person was found buried inside the debris, as was speculated initially, he added.

CM Pema Khandu expresses grave concern

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has expressed grave concern over rains posing danger to life and properties of the people and disrupting normal life across the state. He expressed shock and pain on the reported incidents of landslides in the state and assured government support to those injured in the calamity besides providing gratuitous relief to all victims as per norms.

The chief minister called for concerted efforts of all the district administration, police, disaster management forces and work departments in averting disaster. He also appealed for active participation of civil societies in expediting restoration of amenities to the extent possible despite all odds. He further asserted that essential services will be made available to the citizens at the earliest. While cautioning people living in flood and landslide prone area to be alert, he urged the commuters travelling on landslide-prone zones to be extra careful and to strictly adhere to the instructions issued by local administrations from time to time.

“The government is privy to the situation and has put in place measures to tackle any untoward incident. Though we may not always succeed in tackling nature’s fury but with people’s co-operation, many precious lives and valuable properties can be saved,” he said in a statement in Itanagar on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, he has entrusted state home minister Bamang Felix to personally monitor the precarious situation arising out of rains, flood and landslides who visited the landslide sites in the capital complex on Wednesday. He was accompanied by the deputy commissioner of Capital Complex, top police officials, officials from the disaster management department, NDRF, SDRF and district administration.

Khandu also met those injured in the landslide that occurred on the highway near the police headquarters in Itanagar on Wednesday morning, who are undergoing treatment at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital.

As per latest reports, one side of the road has now been cleared for vehicular movement.

Several vehicles came under the landslide near police HQ in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

“Arunachal Pradesh govt must evolve road building policy. Modern road-building techniques must be adopted. Open earth cuttings must be avoided as much as possible,” said a senior citizen in Itanagar.

Home minister Bamang Felix appeals people to be vigilant

Arunachal Pradesh home minister Bamang Felix wrote on Facebook: “The incessant rain since couple of days have put the lives of the people of Arunachal Pradesh out of gear. The heavy downpour have created havoc in the entire state. Road communication has been disrupted, landslides, flood like situation has arisen.

On the directives of HCM Shri Pema Khandu, visited the landslide spot near PHQ Itanagar today and took stock of the situation. Two people buried under the debris of the landslide have been rescued and are stated to be critical. I visited them in the hospital and inquired about their health. Have assured all possible support from the state government’s end.

I extend my gratitude to the people who came forward and volunteered in saving precious lives. The generous deed of theirs will be remembered for a very long time.

I appeal the people of the state to be vigilant, active and be prepared during the monsoon in order to avert any eventualities and disasters. Please stay away from flood, landslide prone areas and be in safer places. Stay safe all. God bless.”

While speaking with media persons, Arunachal home minister Bamang Felix said that the NDRF team reached the site within 5 minutes and rescued the two injured persons. However, a local source said that it was the public who rescued the duo.

District administration has opened one way for traffic movement

Personnel from SDRF, NDRF, ITBP, CRPF and Capital Police currently on the job to clear road, restore it for traffic

More visuals from the site of landslide at Gohpur near the police headquarters in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

One of the injured, Tarin Mosu (40), undergoing treatment at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar

Landslides still on; rescue operations underway

Itanagar: Two people were injured following landslides at Gohpur near the police headquarters in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The injured — Tarin Mosu, 40, and Biri Tath, 19 — have been admitted to the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and are currently undergoing treatment.

However, one person, who was on his motorcycle when the incident happened, is still suspected to be buried under the debris.

The first report of landslide came from the area at 8.45 am. As per reports, landslides are still happening in the area.

DySP J Molo of Itanagar police station immediately rushed to the site. As per Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo, five JCBs, teams from SDRF, NDRF, ITBP, CRPF, Capital Police, are currently on the job to rescue any other persons buried under the mud and also to clear the road and restore it for traffic.

Home minister Bamang Felix visited the site and later went to the hospital to attend to the injured persons.

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