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Thunderstorm in various parts of Nagaland

 

        (L): Egg-sized hailstorm in Mon district.                 (R): Milak river above danger level

 

Holes seen on the CGI roof of a house in Zunheboto district

 

Heavy storm accompanied by massive sized hail and rain caused extensive damages to crops and houses, rendering hundreds of people homeless in various part of Nagaland, while flash flood in Tuli area caused the river Milak to overflow the danger mark and submerged vast areas on 21st April, 2016.

Thunderstorm accompanied by massive sized hails, reportedly bigger than the size of an egg, struck Tobu sub-division under Mon district. In Ukha village under Mopong circle, almost all the houses were partially damaged and at least 40 houses was severely damaged. Multiple landslides caused road blockade near Telangsao hydro project while the Tobu-Mon road was blocked due to the landslide at Desang river area and power supply to Mopung and Yakshu circle has been completely cut-off. Four vehicles including a truck, a maruti gypsy, pickup mini truck and recovery truck belonging to a contractor of the bridge at Telangsao was buried in the landslide. It was also reported that several livestock were also killed in the landslide. Villagers also claimed that the hail, weighing around 500 grams, completely damaged crops in their fields.

 

In Zunheboto district, hailstones said to be ‘as big as walnuts’ pounded Suruhuto-Asuto town marking one of the worst such storms in the area. 


The worst affected village was Saghemi village where roofs of 171 houses were damaged. The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority had been constantly in touch with all the District Disaster Management Authority.

 

Source: NP/EMN/MExN