Cyclonic storm lashes Karbi Anglong, 30 houses damaged

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, April 20: More than 30 houses were damaged and the roofs of more than 100 houses were blown away in a cyclonic storm accompanied by heavy rainfall in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts at around 1 pm on Saturday.

The details of the damages are yet to be assessed, an official of the district administration here said. The storm affected many villages of Diphu, Five Kilo, Lumding Road, District Jail area, Howraghat and Dillai. The power supply in some parts of the districts got disrupted which was restored partially. The sleuths of APDCL are putting in all efforts to restore the same.

The storm blew away roofs of many houses in Diphu Town, uprooted trees and snapped power cables disrupting day to day life. The storm also damaged many houses in Piti Adong, Saphapani, Ting Bosti, Bura Teron, Sarthe Phangcho, Rongkimi and Balipathar under Sarupathar MAC constituency.

Similar reports of cyclonic storm have also come in from several north-eastern states with maximum havoc unleashed in Meghalaya and Mizoram.

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