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Cong MP writes to PM about "debris dam" in Yarlung Sangpo belt

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

member from Arunachal Pradesh, in a letter to has told him about possible natural hazard in the North East due to formation of "debris dam" in the Yarlung Sangpo belt.

Ering, the from Arunachal East seat in his February 7 letter to the informed him about the "debris dam" formed in the Yarlung Sangpo belt in due to a powerful underwater earthquake in November last year.

A copy of the letter was released to the press here.

In the letter, Ering claimed an intense earthquake activity in November last year triggered widespread landslides on the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, 200 kilometre upstream from Tuting in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Prdesh.

The river which had its origin in is called the there.

"Three natural rockslide dams have formed on the river due to blockage by landslides and debris. It is only a matter of time before the natural dams burst and unleash a severe disaster along the Siang river valley," the said in the letter.

He urged the to take proactive and necessary steps to keep people of the state safe from the imminent danger.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:00 IST