The death toll from landslides in Arunachal Pradesh is on the rise. The death toll from a landslide in Arunachal Pradesh has risen to eight after the body of a missing woman was recovered on Friday morning, police said. The body of 35-year-old Kusum Roy was recovered from the ruins behind a Punjabi dhaba in the city after an extensive six-day search, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Jimmy Chiram.
The bodies of Nagen Burman, 50, and Tapas Roy, 15, were also recovered from the scene. The woman is feared dead after her house collapsed in a landslide on Sunday night. “The search operations by the National Disaster Response Force, state officials, and police were hampered by heavy rains,” added Jimmy Chiram.
Three people have lost their lives, and one is still missing after a landslide in Kurung Kume district, a source in the state disaster management authority said. Heavy rains have been falling in most parts of the state for the past few days. As a result, landslides have been reported in several districts.
About 3,000 people in 33 villages in 14 districts have been affected by floods caused by landslides and heavy rains till Wednesday. At least 7.6 hectares of farmland were destroyed, affecting 392 houses across the state.