Storm lashes North Garo Hills, houses damaged

Tura, April 15: North Garo hills was hit by a powerful storm on Monday morning, leaving a trail of destruction.

The storm, which lasted for about few minutes, damaged the C&RD blocks of Resubelpara and Bajengdoba in North Garo Hills.

“Many houses including schools building were being damaged with some being completely blown away. The storm occurred early this morning at about 3 am, leaving a huge wreckage in its aftermath,” an official said.

According to officials, villages like Resubelpara, Jonglapara, Sualmari among others were hit in both blocks with officials now making an assessment of the damage done. A complete picture, due to the remoteness of many areas hit by the storm, will only be available tomorrow.

“We have reports of some houses being completely damaged in the storm but are awaiting an assessment from the ground. We will be able to provide more information as and when its available,” said deputy commissioner of NGH, SC Sadhu.

People hit by the storm are currently being sheltered in various locations on a temporary basis with the administration working to ensure food and accommodation to all that have been affected.

“We are doing all we can to ease their problems. Relief materials are also being provided to the affected families,” added the DC.

Apparently the storm is the same one that caused havoc in parts of Jaintia Hills as well as in parts of West Khasi Hills this morning.

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