One killed, more than 1400 houses damaged in Agartala cyclone

Agartala: A tribal woman had died and at least 1450 houses damaged and unspecified number of people displaced from their homes due to a cyclone accompanied by hail storms in two districts of Tripura, official sources said on Wednesday.
One Sandhya Rani Debbarma (52) had died last night when her thatched house collapsed because of the cyclone at Lakkhipur village under Jirania subdivision of West Tripura district, sub-divisional Magistrate Samit Lodh told PTI.
At least 200 families were displaced from their houses in Ambassa subdivision of Dhalai district and many trees and electric posts were uprooted due to the storm Tuesday night, official sources said.
“About 250 houses were totally damaged and more than 1000 houses partly damaged due to the cyclone and hailstorm last (Tuesday) night,” the SDM said.
Around 200 families were evicted from their houses from two villages — Shabdakarpara and Bongshipara and they took shelter in government buildings.
At least 50 electric posts were uprooted from the subdivision on Tuesday night, sources added. (PTI)

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