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Arunachal: Massive landslide in 20 locations affect traffic movement

ITANAGAR: Two days of heavy rainfall led to massive landslides in several places of West Arunachal Pradesh today. Massive landslides occurred at more than 20 locations along the vital Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) Road, severely affecting movement of vehicular traffic.

No casualty was reported due to the landslides which occurred in West Kameng district following heavy rain on Friday and Saturday.

A vast stretch of the road between Sessa and Nechiphu areas was damaged by the landslide, due to which a large number of commuters were stranded on both ends, BRO official said.

On receiving the information of landslides, the organisation mobilised men and machinery and started work on a war footing to restore connectivity by filling the breaches and clearing debris, BRO commander Col Anil Kotial said.

The stranded vehicles started moving through the affected areas from Saturday night while restoration works continued till Sunday, he said.

The BCT Road connects three districts – East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang.

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