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Storm injured one, damages houses in Tripura
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 Storm injured one, damages houses in Tripura
PHOTO : Storm destroyed houses at Agartala . TIWN Pic April 5

AGARTALA, April 5 (TIWN): A women was injured and at least 50 houses damaged and unspecified number of people displaced from their homes due to storm accompanied by heavy rains on Saturday lashed several parts of Tripura, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

 The pre-monsoon rains, which entered the northeastern state on Friday, accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm, also damaged more than 100 houses and killed many head of cattle across Tripura during the few days.

Hundreds of trees, telephone and electric poles were uprooted in the squall, and also severely affected the movement of vehicles.

"Civil defence workers and district officials are busy providing relief. Telecommunications and power corporation personnel are working to restore communication lines and power supply," said an official of the relief department.

Heavy landslides also blocked vehicular movement on the Assam-Agartala national highway, the lifeline of mountainous Tripura, for several hours on Friday and Saturday.

 

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