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Massive hailstorm damages houses in Kokrajhar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, May 2: The massive hailstorm on Saturday evening caused damage to the houses in remote villages in Bishmuri and Serfanguri areas of Kokrajhar district.

A local activist of Bashbari under Bishmuri police outpost, Chandan Brahma said the massive hailstorm on Saturday caused a lot of damage in at least 5-6 villages in their locality. He said that villages like Bhadrampur, East Maligaon, Bashbari, Garlabari and Dekhadambra had been affected. The villagers alleged that no survey was carried out by the department concerned on the next day to access the loss of property and household materials. The hailstorm also damaged similar kind of properties in Belguri, Podmabil and Pakriguri under Serfanguri police station on the same evening.

The local MLA Pramila Rani Brahma, accompanied by former MCLA of Dotma, Indra Mahan Brahma visited the villages affected by the hailstorm. She visited Belguri, Podmabil, Pakriguri, Nepalibasti, Bhadrampur and Bishmuri to take the stock of situation.

Brahma told this correspondent at Bhadrampur that she had asked the district administration to take immediate steps to supply tarpaulin and other aid to the affected villagers. The local MCLA Jatirindra Brahma along with party workers also visited the affected villages in Serfanguri areas on that day to assess the loss of property.

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