Rain lashes Siang valley

PASIGHAT, Nov 6: Heavy intermittent rainfall for the last couple of days paralyzed normal life in East Siang district and adjoining Dhemaji area of Assam.
The rains, which started on Sunday evening, turned torrential on Monday midnight, paralyzing normal life and adversely affecting business activities on the eve of Kali Puja and Diwali.
The heavy downpour also led to water-logging at several locations, and damaged Rabi crops in the region.
The region recorded deficit rainfall during monsoon this year but witnessed sufficient rainfall during mid-autumn.