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PM leads mitigation team at Amochhu

Kuenga Tashi, Phuentshogling
Jul 24, 2016

PM leads mitigation team at AmochhuThe Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay personally led the mitigation team at Amochhu in Phuentshogling since last night.

Amochhu River, after bursting the banks because of a weeklong Heavy downpour, has washed away a major portion of workshop area, salvage go-down and damaged a million worth of infrastructures and equipment.

The river also submerged heavy equipment and machinery. Houses, nearby the banks, which are under construction, were also washed away.

The flood also hit some of the shops, restaurant and residential houses.

Amochhu continues to swell posing risks to nearby settlements. Our correspondent, Kuenga Tashi, who was at the scene, says there is a high risk of the river washing away everything nearby.

Lyonchhen arrived straight at Amochhu from Lingzhi in Thimphu last night and joined the mitigation team.  He, along with the team, worked till 1 AM in the morning building embankment to lessen the impact of the flood.

Home minister Dawa Gyeltshen is accompanying Lyonchhen.

The volunteers comprising Royal Bhutan Army, Police, DeSuups, private volunteers and officials from the thromde, dzongkhag and dungkhag are still continuing the mitigation work.

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