17 people are feared killed in the deadly landslide in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh due to heavy rains. Most of those dead are construction laborers (mostly from Assam) at the site who were fast asleep at 3:30 AM when the tragedy happened. Kiren Riju, the home minister and who’s from Arunachal Pradesh went to visit the site and oversee relief work carried out by the Army and local people. There was a news piece about this on Doordarshan, otherwise, there was little coverage on the incident in mainstream media. Or probably, it may be that we viewers care less about the news that the coverage got little air time. Any comments?
PMO tweeted expressing PM’s grief about the landslide.
Arunachal Govt. has issued a state-wide warning to the general public due to the heavy rains that have been lashing for the past one week.