From a Correspondent
Tezu, Sep 21: Swelling of Sukha Nallah and Tezu Nallah is posing threat to Tezu township with the rivulets flowing above the danger level and the township is reeling under total darkness since past two days following the damage of 33 KV line at Alubari, which is also the lifeline of Anjaw and Lower Dibang Valley districts besides Sadiya sub-division in Assam.
The families settled at the back of Tezu Nalah have been shifted and sheltered at Town Club. 14 families trapped following the inundation of 34 Mile village by Sukha Nalah were rescued by the 186 CRPF team headed by Arun Kr Singh, Deputy Commandant.
However, rescue of 40 persons marooned at Danglat and New Danglat could not be materialized following failure of sortie to evacuate the stranded persons.
Lohit DC R K Sharma said, an SoS has been sent to the state govt for immediate requisition of special sortie to evacuate the marooned persons.
Sources said that due to overflow of central Lohit river people have taken shelter on trees.
On the other hand, local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for PHE & WS, Karikho Kri and the DC have been physically supervising the rescue operation to ensure safety of the marooned families.
The damaged sites are so massive and inaccessible because of flash flood that left restoration work virtually impossible, sources said.
Simultaneously, the Power House also bore the brunt of fury with flood water affecting the Under Ground (UG) main service cable besides completely submerging transformers at the township and Sunpura circle.
“In various pocket 33 KV line, 11 KV line and L T line were completely damaged by the flash flood. Restoration of power would be tough and expensive for the department. The department has undergone huge damage for the third consecutive time in a year”, rued A Yirang, AE.
The department has estimated a loss of approximately Rs 50 lakh due to flash flood.
However, the Water Resource Department has been maintaining close vigil of embankments to thwart flash flood in the township.

 

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