Itanagar, June 20: On Monday over 200 civilians including 50 children were rescued by the Indian Army who were stranded due to massive landslides that caused due to heavy incessant rainfall in North East regions. Indian Army rescued the people who were stranded in West Kameng district.
Aide-De-Camps (ADC) Bomdila, R Tibba said, "Army troops at Bhalukpong, rescued 200 civilians from a landslide, wherein they were stranded since Sunday in 70 vehicles".
Tibba further added that, "The Company's commander in that location along with Medical Officer (MO) and two Junior Commissioned Officer (JCOs) with 20 other ranks rushed to the site and rescued the stranded civilians. All the people have been evacuated to a safer place and are given necessary medicines and food. Meanwhile, the border roads personal are trying to clear the landslides and work is in progress".
"We all are extremely thankful to the Army troops for their timely assistance and in relieving us all from the agony of being stranded in a place without food, water and medical aid," a rescued civilian said.
Since June 13, heavy and incessant rains in West Kameng district has caused multiple landslides in Bomdila, Dirang, Singchung, Nafra and Kalaktang subdivisions, resulting in traffic blockade, disruption in power and water supply and major damages to private and public property. Works of landslide clearance are in progress by Border Road Task Force (BRTF).