From a Correspondent
MARGHERITA, Feb 25: On Wednesday night, a devastating storm accompanied by hailstones hit Margherita region. Two persons, Janeki Munda (35) of Lama Gaon Margherita and Pum Newar (16) of 1 Number Tokow Pather under Pengree Police Station in Margherita, were killed after trees uprooted by the storm fell on their houses. Margherita Civil Administration and Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma handed over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin on Friday morning. Pum Newar was appeared for her HSLC examition this year. The storm has made many people homeless in Margherita subdivision and power supply has been disrupted since the last four days. The people of Margherita have urged the Margherita civil administration and Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma to provide adequate relief measures to those rendered homeless by the storm.