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Several houses were reported to have been damaged by light to heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm that hit various parts of Manipur particularly in Churachandpur district since the last 24 hours.

Life in state capital has also been hit hard by strong wind and hailstorms that took place till Tuesday afternoon.

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However, no human casualties were reported in the hailstorm which wreaked havoc in many villages under Saikot and Churachandpur areas, reports said.

The hailstorm which started in the intervening night of April 1 and 2 damaged around 50 houses at Saljang, Thenmuol, M Shimol, Saipum, Mualpi and Misao Lhahvom, according to reports collected from chief association of the Saikot area.

Roofs of couple of houses in different parts of the State including few at Mata village near Khuga dam area under Churachandpur were also blown off by the massive hailstorm.

Besides, the hail which continued till the afternoon of April 2 also destroyed standing crops at many places including those farm areas under Bishnupur district, reports said.

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Interestingly, Bishnupur received highest rainfall (42.8 mm) among all the districts of the State in the past 24 hours according to the daily weather report released by Directorate of Environment, Government of Manipur.

Bishnupur is followed by Imphal East (16.2 mm) and Tamenglong (15.9 mm).

The district administration reportedly sent officials to the devastated area to take stock of the situation. However, the authorities are also yet to release any official figures till the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile secretary R Lalkaisanga of Saikot sub-division Demand cum Development Committee has urged the authority to provide necessary assistance.

The hailstorm and strong wind which lashed the State also affected the normal power supply in many places. It even did not spare the state capital too as many localities remained without power supply since early morning till afternoon on Tuesday.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at:

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