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Kiren Rijiju Visits Arunachal Pradesh Landslide Victims, Promises Help

PAPAP: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today visited the families of 14 people killed in a landslide in Papum Pare and said he had asked authorities to restore road connectivity in a month.

Floods and landslides triggered by unrelenting rains in recent days have cut large areas, including many of the state-owned districts of the rest of the country, officials said.

At least 14 people died in the town of Laptap when their homes were swept away by the landslide on 11 July.

Mr. Rijiju, State Minister in the country and a member of the local parliament, visited the families of the victims in laptap, which was isolated from the rest of the state, due to landslides in the district of Papum Pare.

“I am being led by the people of the town in these difficult times,” he said. “As a local deputy, I assure you of all possible help from the center.

Mr. Rijiju, who was accompanied by the deputy and former prime minister Nabam Tuki, appreciate the people who voluntarily helped state authorities to restore roads and connectivity, essential for more help.

“Although the entire state has suffered and endured the weight of the rains and landslides that damaged roads and roads, I asked the authorities to restore roads in a month,” said the minister delivering relief to the victims.

Rijiju also carried out an aerial reconnaissance of the district Papum Stop most affected and neighboring areas, as well as Tuki and a high-level central team composed of NDRF, NDMA and NITI Ayog officials, and made the situation.

Several major roads in Arunachal Pradesh were damaged due to landslides with district officials working day and night to restore roads.

The state capital has been virtually cut off with its NH-415 salvage line completely eroded to the point of entry.

The alternative route through Jullang was also blocked, leaving only one road through the Hollongi Lakhimpur district in Assam, authorities said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced yesterday Rs. 2 lakh per person for the dead and Rs. 50,000 to the wounded in the collapse.

The state government also announced a recurrence for the victims.

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