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1,000 houses damaged as storms lash Nagaland

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, May 2 - Thunderstorms and rains lashed several parts of Nagaland in the last two days, damaging around 1,000 houses and rendering hundreds of families homeless.

Besides causing damages to properties, many trees were also uprooted, electric poles damaged, power lines snapped and connectivity including roads affected by the storm.

According to reports, the storm damaged over 600 houses in Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon and Wokha districts. Two persons sustained grievous injuries in Mongtikang village in Longleng.

Strong cyclonic wind coupled with heavy rains also lashed Dimapur. Though there has been no report of any loss of life, minor damages were caused to several homes.

According to official sources, as many as 100 houses were damaged in 35 villages under Mokokchung district. Khar village was worst affected where 121 houses were damaged.

A total of 110 houses in Chuchuyimlang and 28 houses in Sungratsu were damaged. Forty houses, paddy fields, farms and orchards were also reportedly damaged in Longjang village. Mokokchung DC Sushil Kumar accompanied by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) officials visited the affected villages to provide relief.

Meanwhile, Minister for National Highways Nuklotoshi took stock of the situation in Mokokchung. He also visited some of the affected villages. The Minister also gave away cash to the affected villages as immediate relief.

In Longleng district, the storm caused extensive damage to houses and other properties besides snapping power lines to the villages. As many as 100 houses and four schools were damaged in the district.

Two persons sustained grievous injures at Mongtikang village when a roof of the nearby house fell on them. They have been shifted to district hospital Longleng, official sources said.

Around 23 houses were completely damaged and 38 houses partially damaged by the thunderstorm that swept over Pongo village, Longleng district, sources said.

The storm also completely cut off the power supply to the village while uprooting electric poles. The storm also uprooted many trees and damaged crops causing huge loss to the village.

In Tobu subdivision of Mon district, seven houses were damaged. Roof of two buildings of Tourism Department were also blown away. Thirty-five houses under Monyakshu Circle were reportedly swept away in a mudslide triggered by heavy rain.

The storm also damaged several houses, morungs, granaries, school buildings, vehicles and disrupted power in several villages in Mon district. In Mon town, several houses were damaged while power supply was completely cut off when trees fell on the electric poles.

The storm also damaged 16 houses in New Tsori under Bhandari sub-division in Wokha, four in Old Tsori and three in Changpang.

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1,000 houses damaged as storms lash Nagaland

DIMAPUR, May 2 - Thunderstorms and rains lashed several parts of Nagaland in the last two days, damaging around 1,000 houses and rendering hundreds of families homeless.

Besides causing damages to properties, many trees were also uprooted, electric poles damaged, power lines snapped and connectivity including roads affected by the storm.

According to reports, the storm damaged over 600 houses in Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon and Wokha districts. Two persons sustained grievous injuries in Mongtikang village in Longleng.

Strong cyclonic wind coupled with heavy rains also lashed Dimapur. Though there has been no report of any loss of life, minor damages were caused to several homes.

According to official sources, as many as 100 houses were damaged in 35 villages under Mokokchung district. Khar village was worst affected where 121 houses were damaged.

A total of 110 houses in Chuchuyimlang and 28 houses in Sungratsu were damaged. Forty houses, paddy fields, farms and orchards were also reportedly damaged in Longjang village. Mokokchung DC Sushil Kumar accompanied by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) officials visited the affected villages to provide relief.

Meanwhile, Minister for National Highways Nuklotoshi took stock of the situation in Mokokchung. He also visited some of the affected villages. The Minister also gave away cash to the affected villages as immediate relief.

In Longleng district, the storm caused extensive damage to houses and other properties besides snapping power lines to the villages. As many as 100 houses and four schools were damaged in the district.

Two persons sustained grievous injures at Mongtikang village when a roof of the nearby house fell on them. They have been shifted to district hospital Longleng, official sources said.

Around 23 houses were completely damaged and 38 houses partially damaged by the thunderstorm that swept over Pongo village, Longleng district, sources said.

The storm also completely cut off the power supply to the village while uprooting electric poles. The storm also uprooted many trees and damaged crops causing huge loss to the village.

In Tobu subdivision of Mon district, seven houses were damaged. Roof of two buildings of Tourism Department were also blown away. Thirty-five houses under Monyakshu Circle were reportedly swept away in a mudslide triggered by heavy rain.

The storm also damaged several houses, morungs, granaries, school buildings, vehicles and disrupted power in several villages in Mon district. In Mon town, several houses were damaged while power supply was completely cut off when trees fell on the electric poles.

The storm also damaged 16 houses in New Tsori under Bhandari sub-division in Wokha, four in Old Tsori and three in Changpang.