Eight people killed due to heavy rain, landslide in Arunachal Pradesh; PM says assistance provided to those in need

Arunchal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu ordered all possible relief and an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh each for kin of deceased

Press Trust of India July 11, 2020 12:49:56 IST
Eight people killed due to heavy rain, landslide in Arunachal Pradesh; PM says assistance provided to those in need

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the loss of lives in Arunachal Pradesh due to landslide on Friday, saying assistance is being provided to those affected.

Eight people were killed while one went missing in incidents of landslide in the landlocked northeastern state on Friday, officials said.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to heavy rains as well as landslide in Arunachal Pradesh. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly," the prime minister said in a tweet.

All possible assistance is being provided to those affected, he added.

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