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Manipur: Thunderstorm destroys houses in Kakching, Sugnu AC; many rendered homeless

Around 85 houses suffered extensive damages due to the thunderstorm, rendering around 600 people homeless.

ByKakching Correspondent

Updated 16 Apr 2022, 3:07 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

 

The thunderstorm that swept across the valley in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday has damaged a veterinary hospital, a pavilion in Wangoo, a community hall, around 208 houses in Pangaltabi and Chairel in Kakching district, Manipur. 

Around 85 houses suffered extensive damages, rendering around 600 people homeless. They were inspected by a team of Sugnu assembly constituency MLA K Ranjit, including SDO Waikhong M Kapajit, SDC Sugunu M Gunamani on Friday.  

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After the inspection, MLA K Ranjit expressed that natural calamities are always unpredictable. “We are lucky that there were no casualties during the thunderstorm,” he said.

He further assured to extend help and do what he can to ease the sufferings of those affected. He further said that relief camps for the homeless will be immediately opened by consulting with clubs and other officials concerned. 

Minister of Disaster Management Awangbou Newmai also arrived to take stock of the situation. He also assured to provide relief to the affected people by consulting with the chief minister.    

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Meanwhile, the tin roof of a gallery at Khangabok, BASU ground was completely blown off by the thunderstorm that occurred on Thursday night.   

The rooftops of several houses in Lilong were also blown off, as per sources. 

 
 
 

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First published:15 Apr 2022, 4:08 pm

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Kakching Correspondent

Kakching Correspondent

Kakching, Manipur

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