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Cyclonic storm, rain damage houses in Khasi Hills region


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SHILLONG, May 5: A cyclonic storm accompanied by heavy rainfall and hailstorm hit several villages in East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and Eastern West Khasi Hills districts on Sunday afternoon.
In East Khasi Hills, a total number of 21 houses were damaged at Mawlynrei under Mawryngkneng Community and Rural Development (C&RD) Block.
A natural calamity was also reported at Kharang village under Mawkynrew C&RD Block where the house of one Tinalin Myrboh was destroyed by the cyclonic storm.
As per official reports, a total number of seven villages were affected in Eastern West Khasi Hills (EWKH) including Nongkhlaw, Mawiongkhri, Nongthyllep, Mawnai, Umshyiap, Phudbah and Demdngiem.
Besides this, a total number of 172 people were affected in EWKH while 62 houses were damaged including 56 under-construction houses and six pucca houses.
A total number six villages were also affected in West Khasi Hills includes Mawlieh, Byrki, Mawthir, Mawlangsu, Mawdoh and Malangkhasi. There are 52 incidents reported in the district while a total number of 250 populations have been affected as per reports receive till 5.30pm, an official said.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has directed the respective district administration to provide relief to people affected due to the natural calamity.
Taking to X, the chief minister said, “Due to strong winds and heavy rains in some parts of the state many houses have been damaged. Have asked administration to immediately provide relief.”


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