Heavy rain, hailstorm lash Mizoram, over 1000 houses damaged
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 19:44
Aizawl: Over 1,000 houses have been damaged in Mizoram lashed by heavy rain, coupled with hailstorm and strong wind since Sunday, official sources said on Tuesday.

Saiha town was hit by hailstorm midday today in which several houses were damaged, police said.

The extent of damage was yet to be ascertained as communication lines were snapped by the storm.

North eastern part of the state was worst hit by the storm which ravaged more than 400 houses on Sunday night where hails as big as eggs landed on the GCI-roof tops causing heavy damage to the human dwellings in this part of Aizawl district adjoining Manipur.

Other districts like Serchhip, Kolasib, Lunglei and Saiha were also not spared as more reports on the devastation poured in despite communication problems.

Cell phone network system was disrupted following the storm hitting Aizawl district and many villages remained incommunicado.

Power supply was also disrupted in some places as electric poles and lines were damaged by the storm.


First Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 19:44

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