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Severe storm wreaks havoc in Mizoram, destroys several houses

First Published: 31st March, 2024 17:34 IST

Authorities are assessing the extent of the damage and coordinating relief efforts to assist those affected by the disaster.

A massive storm swept through Mizoram just after the Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, wreaking havoc in several districts and causing significant damage to homes and livestock along the Mizoram-Tripura border.

The storm, which struck shortly after the conclusion of Easter festivities, left a trail of destruction.

Initial reports indicate that several houses were demolished in various districts of Mizoram, with residents suffering considerable losses as a result.

Several localities in Aizawl city also witnessed load shedding after the storm.

Currently, authorities are assessing the extent of the damage and coordinating relief efforts to assist those affected by the disaster.

As per inputs, strong winds and heavy rainfall were received in Aizawl and other districts of Mizoram.
At Serchhip district, several houses were destroyed, with their roofs blown away by the strong wind, inputs said, adding that electric poles were also affected.

A major disaster also occurred at the District’s East Lungdar village, which is a hamlet that will be hosting the State wise Church Men’s Conference from April 12 to 14. The strong wind and heavy rains that landed over East Lungdar village destroyed the Conference pandal that was built by the Mizoram Synod Pandal Structure.

On Saturday evening, 10 cattle were electrocuted by lightning in Vanghmun in Tripura. The cattle were grazing on the outskirts and were found dead on Sunday morning.

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