8 killed in landslides in Arunachal Pradesh

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At least eight people, including an 8-year-old baby, were killed in multiple landslide incidents in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

The incidents took place in Tigdo village of Papum Pare district and Modirijo area following incessant rainfall in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also conveyed his condolences to the kin of those who lost their lives due to heavy rainfall and ensuing landslide in the northeastern state and added that assistance is being provided to all those in need.

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“Saddened by the loss of lives due to heavy rains as well as landslides in Arunachal Pradesh. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. All possible assistance is being provided to those affected,” he tweeted.

Arunachal Pradesh Police and East Siang District Disaster Management Agency rescue a couple who was stranded at Sibo Korong river in Pasighat due to heavy flooding.

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