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Storm wreaks havoc in Peren district

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2024 7:38 pm
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Images of damaged houses caused by heavy rain and thunderstorm in Nchangram and Azailong villages in Peren district on March 26.

DIMAPUR — Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong wind and hailstorm has left a trail of devastation which struck in Peren district on March 26 particularly in Tening and Ahthibung sub-divisions.

According to report, several houses and church buildings were uprooted besides causing severe damage to crops, livestock and other properties. Some villages are reported to be reeling under darkness as several electric poles were damaged due to strong wind.

Besides uprooting buildings, it was also reported that several standing houses have become inhabitable due to destruction cause to the roofs by large hailstone. It stated that destruction has caused immense inconveniences to the affected people.

Preliminary assessments indicated that nearly all residences in the affected areas have suffered varying degrees of damage, ranging from partial destruction to complete devastation. However, there was no report of any loss of human lives, report stated.

ZBN, ANSU appeal for relief

Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland (ZBN) has appealed to the concerned authority and state government for necessary relief and financial assistance to the affected families and churches in Peren district.

The Baudi sincerely urged the concerned authority to active the mitigation works in affected areas at the earliest. It also appealed to the elected member of 6 Tening and 7 Peren Assembly Constituencies to extend immediate help to the affected victims in time of hardship.

Meanwhile, the Baudi and other civil society organisations (CSO) of Peren district have assured to extend fullest cooperation to the district administration in any assigned task.

In another statement, the All Nchangram Students’ Union (ANSU) under Peren district appealed to the state government and concerned authorities to expedite relief measures to the affected households.

“It is imperative to address the immediate needs of the affected families to alleviate their suffering and facilitate their recovery process,” it said.

ANSU maintained that there is a pressing need for accurate assessments of the incurred damages to facilitate targeted assistance and rehabilitation efforts.

Following unprecedented natural disaster, the union urged the authorities to mobilise all available resource and support mechanisms to aid the affected communities in rebuilding their lives.

“The resilience of Nchangram and Azailong villages will be tested in the aftermath of this calamity, and it is our collective responsibility to stand in solidarity with those affected and provide them with the necessary assistance and support they require,” the union added.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2024 7:38:24 pm
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