Nature’s fury: Dambuk cut off from rest of world

Nature’s fury: Dambuk cut off from rest of world


ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Dambuk, the land of juicy orange, has once again faced the nature’s wrath. Heavy downpour owing to cloudburst was reported in the area on Wednesday morning, throwing normal life out of gear.

Flash flood triggered by incessant rains for the last couple of days, washed away a log bridge at 14 Km resulting in Dambuk being cut off from rest of the world.

Sources from Dambuk informed that all the major rivers are in spate and flowing above the danger mark and have caused extensive damages to the roads and agricultural fields. However, no human casualties have been reported so far from anywhere.

“Actual extent of damage can only be assessed after the road communication is restored. At present, even the elephants are not able to cross the swelling rivers,” the source informed, adding that the surface communication is cut off since Sunday last.

Dambuk ADC Atul Tayeng has been personally monitoring the flood situation. Local MLA Gum Tayeng is reportedly stationed at Roing and is in constant touch with the administration and affected people. The ADC has been directed to be vigilant and take all necessary steps.

Extensive damages

DIPRO reports from Koloriang: Standing crops and properties were reportedly damaged extensively following unprecedented rain and cloudburst in Nibi and Leba villages under Nyobia circle of Kurung Kumey district recently. The continuous downpour also caused massive destruction of agricultural, horticultural fields besides forest areas of the villages. A number of porter tracks, WRFSB and log bridges were disrupted and washed away.

The Sub Divisional Officer, Sangram reported that a committee comprising of field officials has been constituted, to ascertain the quantum of damages and has requested the higher authorities to provide immediate relief to affected people.

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