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11 May 2013

Mizoram: 40 Houses Damaged, Five Hurt in Pre-Monsoon Squall

Aizawl, May 11 : Five persons were injured and around 40 houses were damaged in central Mizoram's Serchhip district in pre monsoon rain and storm, official sources said on Friday.

The reports said that of the five injured, three persons were discharged after administering first aid while two persons were admitted in the Serchhip district hospital.
Out of the 40 houses damaged by the strong wind, nine of them were swept to the ground while five houses were also rendered uninhabitable which included two residential quarters of the state health department.
Six electric poles fell to the ground resulting in Sechhip town being kept in the dark for the whole night.
Three houses were destroyed in Tachhip village in Aizawl by the squall while many villages across the state were powerless due to transmission lines being snapped by strong wind or massive landslides.


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