Indian Air Force rescues 39 marooned persons from Lohit district

Lohit: Indian Air Force on Saturday, rescued 39 marooned people, including 12 children, who were stranded between the branches of the Lohit River at Tezu in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh since last four days.

The rescued have been shifted to relief camp and to their respective relatives. In addition, 75 people were rescued by the administration at Sunpura with the help of country-boat and sheltered them at relief camp.

People are facing acute shortage of essential commodities in the district. In view of the grim situation of flood in the district, additional stock of food grains was dispatched to Sunpura. A high level state government team headed by WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra including PWD Minister Chowna Mein, and other senior government officials conducted aerial survey of Bordumsa subdivision in Changlang district, Namsai circle and Tezu in Lohit to take stock of the present situation of flood ravaged areas on Saturday.

The visiting survey team assured all possible help. Various bridges in the district connecting surface communication are in constant threat due to heavy erosion. Total relief camps operating in the various circles of the district are 19, said officials. Flood water of Denning and Tezukhola inundated Tezu Township, government quarters, Krick and Boury School and private residential building, surface communication, water supply, electricity remains disrupted for the fourth successive day yesterday at district headquarters.

Meanwhile, ITBP, CRPF, Assam Regiment and SP Tezu rendering all possible help in rescue operation while, Border Road Organisation (BRO) authorities were carrying out restoration of road communication at war footing.

The Flood situation in the Lower Dibang Valley District continued to be grim with rains showing no signs of stopping. Road communication continued to be disrupted from Sadiya and Tezu as well, effectively cutting the district from the rest of the country.

In Bolung village, the flood affected families were evacuated to a relief camp and relief sent. Potable water has been sent through tankers by the Public Health Engineering Department to the relief camps. Shortage of essential ration commodities has been reported from Paglam, Dambuk and Hunli circles in Lower Dibang Valley district.

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