Saturday, 23 April 2016

Sixteen dead after landslide in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sixteen construction workers working on a new hotel site have been confirmed dead after a landslide hit their camp at Phamia in the Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh at about 3 am local time on Friday 22 April 2016. Three other men at the camp were dug out of the debris alive, though one of these is described as being in a serious condition.

Rescue operations at Phamia in Arunchal Pradesh following the 22 April 2016 landslide. Jansamachar.

The incident happened following several days of heavy rain in the region, marking the beginning of this years rainy season. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. Arunchal Pradesh has a rainy season that begins around the end of April or benining of May and ends around September, bringing 2-4000 mm of rain to the region each year.

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