Rains, hailstorm in Mizoram

Cold wave conditions prevailed in Mizoram with rains accompanied by hailstorm lashing the north eastern part of the state since Sunday, official sources said.

Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 15:17 PM IST

Aizawl: Cold wave conditions prevailed in
Mizoram with rains accompanied by hailstorm lashing the north
eastern part of the state since Sunday, official sources said.

Cold wave continued to grip the state with the
temperature dipping to six degrees celsius, the sources said.

Dr Vanlalzara, Principal Scientific Officer in the
Science and Technology wing of the state planning department
said the lowest temperature was recorded on Friday with a
minimum of 6.2 degree celsius and a maximum of 23.2 degree
celsius.

At least 17 houses were destroyed when rains accompanied
by the hailstorm lashed Sakawrdai and Vanbawng villages since
Sunday, the sources said.

Four houses at Sakawrdai village were completely damaged
and beyond repair, the sources said.

The cold and foggy weather also affected flights in the
lone Lengpui airport near here with frequent delays and
cancellations of flights to and from Kolkata and Guwahati
during the past few days.

PTI