26th May 2020 11:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, May 26: In an tragic incident, three members of a family, including two minors, were buried alive when rubble from a landslide triggered by heavy rains fell over their house at Arzoo village in Dibang Valley district on Monday last.
The deceased has been identified as Liney Umbrey (Mother), daughter  Ishi Meme ( 2 years) and  son Ewru Meme ( 9 years).
The incident occurred on May 25 last at around 6 pm when a heap of rubble from a landslide in the hills caused by heavy rains hit the house of the family. However, the father, Rukuchi Meme is safe, as he was not present in the house during the incident, informed officials.  
Incessant rain for last couple of days that triggered landslides and flood have left trails of large scale devastation in the entire state. 
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss and said that the State and its people are with the victims during this trying times. He announced immediate release of ex-gratia @ Rs. 4 lakhs each to next of kins of the deceased persons. 
Assuring all possible support from the State Government, Khandu directed the district administration and the disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation.
Stating that the entire world is fighting COVID -19 pandemic, Khandu said, Arunachal has added problem of natural disaster every year. He appealed the people living in the low land areas to shift to safer places while requesting those residing in landslide prone areas to immediately get to safer locations. He issued directives to respective Deputy Commissioners and Disaster Management Department to monitor the situation on regular basis. With inputs from CMO

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