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Severe storm hits Tripura

CM asks Admin to ensure
assistance to affected people within 3 days

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has directed the officials concerned to ensure all possible assistance to the people who suffered damage following the severe storm that hit the state on Thursday. He also stressed on restoring normalcy within next three days.


A good number of houses have suffered damages and trees have collapsed at several places following the storm in the city and other parts of the state this morning.


According to MeT sources, the winds howled at a speed of 129.5 kmph from 6.24 am to 6.26 across the state. The state recorded 79.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am, today and more 10.9 mm from 8.30 am to 5.301 pm today.


Considering the plight of people, the Chief Minister has directed the administration to expedite relief operation providing financial assistance to the affected people from SDRF at the earliest. He also made an appeal to the elected representatives of local bodies to stand by the side of affected people.


As per the report of State Emergency Operation Centre, in Sadar sub-division, some electric poles have been uprooted at Battala bridge, electric lines, a motorcycle and four wheeler have been damaged after trees collapsed at many places, power supply disrupted at various places due to uprooting of electrical posts.


Apart from this, the compound wall of PHQ has suffered damage due to uprooting of tree and electricity posts.
At Jirania sub-division, the national highway was blocked as the tree uprooted number of trees. Besides, 42 families have been affected and seven houses suffered severe damage.
Under Mohanpur sub-division, the Mohanpur-Simna road was blocked due to uprooting of tree. Apart from this, 11 families have suffered damage. The administration has extended interim reliefs to the affected people in both the sub-divisions. Meanwhile, many other houses were damaged in other districts due to storm in the past 48 hours.

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