PASIGHAT, Sep 18: Incessant rainfall for the last few days caused extensive damage to Account Forest Beat, Korang under Korang circle of Nari-Koyu constituency in East Siang district.
The flood water brought in huge debris, muddy with boulders damaging water tank, drinking water pipeline, some portion of buildings and also the compound fencing.
The rain triggered landslide blocked the main road culvert (PWD) near Beat Office causing soil erosion from lower portion of the compound.
Account Beat Officer Bapak Koyu said if such rain continues, govt quarters and office buildings may wash away with only 2-3 feet left for erosion.
He informed that the staffers along with office files and documents were shifted to safety places for the time being.
Stating that the matter has been intimated to the higher authority, Koyu urged for hiring one JCB immediately to divert the Nallah, passing through the forest compound.
Meanwhile, DFO Bittem Darang along with staff rushed to the spot and put all efforts in the relief and rescue operation to prevent further damages. The approach road and water tank have been heavily damaged and the matter has been brought to the notice of the govt to address the problem at the earliest, said the DFO. (DIPRO)

 

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