ITANAGAR, July 1: Incessant rains triggered landslides and floods in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, throwing life out of gear, officials said.

All the major rivers in the state are in spate and flowing above the danger mark, they said.

The overflowing Kameng river swept away several houses at Seppa, the headquarters of the East Kameng district. However, there was no report of any casualty.

A landslide that happened in the Division IV area of the state capital damaged several buildings and buried a car. A woman who was driving the car managed a miraculous escape, police said.

The important Kurung bridge was washed away on Sunday, snapping connectivity to the Kurung Kumey district, Koloriang MLA Pani Taram said.

A flood alert was issued for Namsai district and Wakro circle of Lohit district as water levels of all the rivers have crossed the danger marks, officials said.

Thirty-four villages in Namsai and Wakro have so far been affected by the flood, they said.

People have been advised to remain alert and take all precautionary measures. They have also been advised to refrain from venturing into the rivers or riverbanks, officials said.

In the East Siang district, the water levels of the Siang river, its tributaries and other perennial streams are in spate. Incessant rains triggered landslides along the Pasighat-Yingkiong and the Pasighat-Aalo highways, disrupting communication.

Flood waters submerged low-lying areas of Pasighat, Ruksin, Mirem and Bilat areas of East Siang, and parts of Lower Siang district, officials said.

The weather is also hindering the construction work of the Murkongselek-Pasighat railway line, they said.

The IMD issued a red alert for Changlang, Namsai, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, East Siang and Lower Siang districts, forecasting heavy to very heavy rains over the next two days.

Heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning, is likely in Anjaw, Papum Pare, Tirap, East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Leparada, Longding, West Kameng and West Siang on Tuesday, it said.

All schools in Itanagar and nearby areas have been shut for five days, in view of the weather conditions, according to an order.

A cloud burst in Sagalee on Monday has flooded Pare river and its catchment areas in Papum Pare district.

Pare Hydro Project assistant general manager (technical) Taba Gagung Tebw has appealed to the people dwelling in the downstream of the project to be vigil and not venture near river banks.

A record 1334.00 Cumecs of water has been discharged from the Pare Dam at 8 am on Monday, which is the highest since 2014.

In 2023, the highest water discharge from the dam was recorded at 688.00 Cumecs.

The flood water from Pare river has inundated the school compound of Sarkha Happa government girls residential school.

In view of the incessant rains, Papum Pare deputy commissioner and DDMA chairman has issued directives for the closure of schools and Anganwadi centre in rural Papum Pare from July 2 to 6 next.

A team of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh led by vice president Tarh Tarak inspected many places in ICR on Monday.

The team, which included Disaster Management Cell convenor Tagon Pabin, and others, visited landslides affected D-Sector, Division IV, Lor Potung, Jullang road area.

The team also visited the affected residence of party karyakartas Gora Taming and Porchu Tamin.

Tarak appealed to the state government to restore the road communication on a war footing.