Arunachal Pradesh governor brig (retd) BD Mishra and chief minister Pema Khandu condoled the loss of lives of two school students in wall collapse due to landslide in Tawang district of the state.
Two students died and three others were injured when the hostel wall of a government residential upper primary school collapsed at Namtsering under Dudungkhar circle in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in the wee hours of on July 11.
The hostel wall could not resist the landslide that occurred due to incessant rain for last many days. Sharing the pain and conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of two children, the governor has appealed to the people to take precautionary steps to protect themselves from the foreseeable natural calamities.
He asked the administrative heads, school authorities, health department and police personnel to be vigilant and be prompt in offering assistance to the people vulnerable from these calamities and disaster. The governor also advised the state government, particularly department of disaster management to create more awareness and mobilize the necessary help and measures to prevent loss of human lives.
The CM has also expressed deep shock and pain over the nature’s wrath claiming two precious lives of young students. Conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members that fell prey to the nature’s fury, Khandu said that the state and its people are with the victims.
He announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to next of kin of the deceased and prayed for early recovery of those recuperating in the hospitals. Assuring all possible support from state government, the CM directed the district administration and the disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation.
Various parts of the state including state capital, Itanagar, are witnessing heavy downpour since last few days, resulting in damage of roads, bridges, culverts and houses and loss of livestock also reported.
In the wake of incessant rains in Itanagar, the district administration has ordered closure of all government and private schools located in the capital complex till July 13 as a precautionary measure. As per East Siang directorate of information and public relation office, drinking water supply systems feeding Pasighat township from Tebo (80 mm diameter), Bosing (150mm ), Sippi (150 mm) water sources including village water supply systems under Bilat and Ruksin sections have been completely damaged by the flood waters due to continuous downpour, mostly at river crossings and head work.