Hundreds Evacuated Due to River Flooding Threat in North-East India

New Delhi, Indian authorities have issued an alert in two north-eastern states over flooding from a rain-swollen river that flows from China while evacuating hundreds of locals from low-lying areas.Media reports said China had informed India that the w...

New Delhi, Indian authorities have issued an alert in two north-eastern states over flooding from a rain-swollen river that flows from China while evacuating hundreds of locals from low-lying areas.

Media reports said China had informed India that the water level of the Tsangporiver, as it is known in Tibet, had been rising in recent days, dpa reported.

The Tsangpo flows as Siang into the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and Brahmaputra River in the Assam state.

Arunachal state relief commissioner BitolTayeng said the Upper Siang and East Siang districts were vulnerable to flooding but the administration was taking all necessary precautions.

"Some 300 villagers were moved to a higher ground in these districts. Nineteen more people who were marooned in the region were also rescued by the army," he said.

"There has been some panic among people, but our agencies are constantly monitoring the situation and are fully geared to deal with the situation," he added.

Source: Saudi Press Agency