Flood warning in Assam, Arunachal after Tsangpo river overflows in China

03 September 2018, 12:20 PM
Flood warning in Assam, Arunachal after Tsangpo river overflows in China (File Photo)
Flood warning in Assam, Arunachal after Tsangpo river overflows in China (File Photo)

Northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have been put on high flood alert after China warned India about the rising water levels in Tsangpo river. Authorities have issued an alert about flooding from a rain-swollen river that originates from China. 

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“Hundreds of people from about a dozen villages have moved to higher ground in Arunachal Pradesh,” said Tamiyo Tatak a district magistrate. 

“China warned India last week that torrential rains have increased the water level in the river that flows into India’s Northeast,” he said. 

Earlier, nine people were airlifted by the Air Force from a flooded Arunachal Pradesh on Friday and over 200 others rescued from Assam’s Dhemaji district as the river continued to swell.  All of them, including children, have been brought to safety, sources in Dhemaji administration said.

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According to a Chinese Government report, Tsangpo was in spate because of heavy rains. The various gauge and discharge stations on the Tsangpo had observed a discharge of 9,020 cumec water, official sources there said.

First Published: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:37 AM
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