Dhalai (Tripura), April 7: Strong winds and rainfall have caused huge destruction in Tripura’s remote Dhalai district where several houses were blown away and major loss of property reported.
Corrugated tin roofs of around 900 houses, mostly makeshift ones, were damaged. Crops were also left destroyed and the process of assessing the damage has started.
Kamalpur, where a sub-divisiol book fair was going on and Gandacherra, where few BSF border out posts (BOP) have been damaged, were among the worst affected areas.
A vendor said his books worth more than Rs one crore were damaged
“Not a single stall has been saved, 95 percent of them have been blown away. Books worth more than a crore have been destroyed. Earlier we have faced storms but not of this intensity, all our business has been doomed in this storm,” said Ratan Paul, a book vendor.
Vehicular movement was also shut in several areas as trees fell on the roads. Massive initiatives have been taken to restore normalcy.
According to the state meteorological department, the cyclonic rainstorm would continue till the beginning of monsoon. (ANI)