Heavy rains trigger landslides, uproot trees in Great Nicobar

Report by: 
BALRAM SINGH
CAMPBELL BAY
6 Jan 2017

Incessant rain over the past few days has triggered landslides, inundated low-lying areas and uprooted trees in many parts of the Great Nicobar Islands. According to reports, landslides have occurred in many area block traffic and causing loss to property, while tree crashing incidents over houses has been reported from some area. Rescue and relief agencies are on high alert and the District Administration is closing monitoring the situation. There are, however, no reports of causalities from any part of the region.

Meanwhile, the Dornier services of the Andaman and Nicobar remained suspended on Friday. According to reports, the Command called off the scheduled sortie due to prevailing inclement weather over the Great Nicobar Islands. The chopper services of the Pawan Hans too remained suspended on Thursday due to rough weather. The services are expected to resume after the normalization of the weather condition. 

“Heavy rains over the past days have disrupted normal lives here. Many areas were inundated following the heavy downpour and water gushed into many houses and shops causing losses. The local administration has, however, ensured all possible support to the affected people. We hope the situation comes to normal soon,” said a resident of Jetty Bazar area.