Dibrugarh, Aug 26: Hundreds of dwelling huts were completely thrashed to ground and a number of trees fell in several parts of the district following heavy thunder and rain storm which swept across the district last night at around 11 pm. Several areas in the district in general and Ashapur , Sessa , Bolai , Jamira , Muttock gaon, Bogibeel , Aaithan , Tingkhong , Bampothar , Bhulisuk, Jokai , Rangsali, parts of Milan gar and Mancotta areas in particular were severely affected. The entire town had plunged into darkness following spping of electric wire in several areas falling under APDCL in Dibrugarh Electric Division, causing hardship to inhabitants and had to pass the entire night without power . The essential services were also affected due to complete breakdown of power supply.
Rangsali at Khowang area in Dibrugarh District was the most affected area as thunderstorm and wind damaged hundreds of homes and disrupted the power supply following spping of overhead electrical wire and post. The APDCL officials and employees had a tough time in restoring the power supply. They rushed to all sites where major repair was needed; however the power supply was restored back in some of the urban areas at about 7.30 am today. According to APDCL sources, repairing work has been continuing in various affected parts and power supply in the other remaining affected areas likely to be restored within 4 to 5 days.
The entire district have been witnessing scorching heat and humidity from last fortnight while mercury level rising to record high of 38 degree Celsius on Thursday. The spell of thunder and wind storm on Thursday night, though citizens aspired for a comfortable sleep, was marred due to unprecedented power cut.
The APDCL authorities have appealed the people of affected areas to cooperate with the situation as well with the administration in their bid to early restoration of power supply.