Itanagar: Over two lakh people have been affected in the fresh wave of floods in five districts of Arunachal Pradesh with majority of the rivers and tributaries flowing over the danger mark on Sunday, official sources said.
The affected districts are Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang, East Siang and parts of Papum Pare district, the sources said, adding, one person has died in the floods.
At least 39 marooned people, including 12 children in the district, who were stranded between the branches of Lohit river since four days were rescued by Indian Air Force on Saturday evening, Lohit Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma said.
Seventy five persons were also rescued at Sunpura on Saturday with the help of country boat from Lapsing village, he said....more
06:40 PM, Sep 23, 2012