Itanagar: The flood situation in Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri districts of Arunachal Pradesh has worsened with most rivers flowing above the red mark.
   
In Changlang district, 75 Chakma families were trapped in Bijoypur village with Army help being sought, Bordumsa Additional District Collector Kento Riba said on Monday.
   
"We are seeking Army help to rescue the stranded families. But the Army has not arrived because of inclement weather," Riba said. "If the downpour continues, the situation will worsen," the ADC said.
   
He said the swollen Noa-dehing river breached the anti-erosion protection wall on the left bank and washed away 16 houses, inundated 59 others, standing crops, the PMGSY road, and completely damaged an under-construction PMGSY bridge in an area between Bijoypur-I and II blocks.
   
He said that country boats could not be used for rescue because of the high current of the river. The administration has declared the Bijoypur middle and primary schools as relief camps.
   
A medical camp has been set up under the supervision of the district medical officer at Dui village, about 16 km from Bordumsa.

(Agencies)

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