GUWAHATI, April 10 - A severe cyclonic storm lashed the State last night, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. A person was killed in the storm in Golaghat district, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources told The Assam Tribune.
�We have received inputs from about 10 districts so far and assessments in the rest of the districts are on,� sources added.
All the affected areas witnessed prolonged power cuts, with some areas still awaiting restoration of power supply. The thunderstorm, accompanied by rain and high-speed wind, uprooted trees, many of which fell on power lines, snapping electricity supply.
The ongoing lockdown also impeded power restoration work.
The city, which was struck by the thunderstorm around 9 pm, witnessed widespread damage. Many city roads were strewn with uprooted trees and branches, snapping power lines and disrupting vehicular movement. In areas such as Bharalumukh, Gandhibasti, Chandmari, Panbazar and Bhootnath, a number of trees were uprooted during the storm.
There were widespread damage in adjoining areas such as Chandrapur, Mayong, Sonapur, etc.
The entire city plunged into darkness almost immediately after the thunderstorm. Power could be restored only today at many places, with some areas getting reconnected only in the afternoon.
The thunderstorm also damaged a large number of dwelling houses and other structures.