More than 500 houses damaged by hailstorms under Pungro sub-division
Dimapur, April 22 (EMN): More than 500 houses were damaged by hailstorms in Pungro sub-division, under Kiphire district on April 22, at around 3 pm, leaving villagers in intense difficulties.
According to an update provided by the DIPR, heavy rain accompanied with massive hailstones hit several villages in Pungro sub-division, causing extensive damage.
Hailstones measuring at least one-and-a-half to two inches wide destroyed 273 houses in Salomi, 42 houses in Khonsa EAC HQ and 66 houses in Moya. It also effected 60 houses in Penkim, 35 houses Pungro town, 15 houses in Pungro village, 12 houses in New Wongti and nine houses were damaged in Kiuro village, as per the assessment of Pungro sub-division administration.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Abhinav Shivam, along with subordinate officers, village guards and NGOs visited the affected area and provided several bags of rice and some materials including rolls of plastic to enable them to mend their homes as an urgent, safety measures, it informed.
Meanwhile, the administration is said to have been tying up with Rural Development department, in order to provide CGI sheet to all the affected households and villages.
Power department, Tuengsang has agreed to send 35 rolls PVC wires by tomorrow for restoration of wiring in Salomi, it stated.
PHE department is also said to assess the damages of pipelines in Khonsa, so as to restore the damaged pipeline.