Cyclonic storm in Arunachal: 1 killed, 100 homeless
Cyclonic storm accompanied by rain left a trail of destruction in Arunachal Pradesh, killing a person, rendering 100 people homeless and damaging houses.
One Khonil Gogoi of New Mohong area in Namsai district died on the spot when a building collapsed on him on Monday evening during the storm, an official report said today.
The storm, which lasted for about 90 minutes, also damaged 180 houses completely and several others partially besides uprooting many trees, snapping power supply lines and damaging cattle sheds and granaries.
The uprooted trees have blocked several inter-village roads in Lekang circle and the local administration and police have swung into action to clear the roads.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who is also the local MLA, has expressed shock and grief over the loss of life.
He has requested the district administration to provide immediate and necessary assistance to the affected.
Incessant rain in the past couple of days triggered flash floods at Dirang in West Kameng district on Monday, damaging government and private properties.
The official residence of ADC Dagbom Riba and private residence of local MLA Phurpa Tsering were partially damaged by the flash floods.