On the same day that Assam celebrated its annual harvest festival, ‘Bohag Bihu,’ many individuals were killed and over 20,000 people were displaced in over 592 villages as lightning and a strong storm known as ‘Bordoisila‘ caused havoc in the state.
At least 14 people were killed in Assam by lightning and violent commotion accompanied by heavy rains, according to officials. Since Thursday, thunderstorms and rainfall have pounded numerous districts of Assam.
ASDMA official statement on summer storm destruction
In an official statement issued on Saturday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) verified the number of lives lost and the trail of destruction left by the summer storm over the previous 48 hours.
Moreover, a violent commotion killed four persons in Dibrugarh’s Kherni village on Friday evening.
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Dibrugarh district project officer, Deepjyoti Hatikakoti said, “At least four people were killed in a thunderstorm in Tingkong revenue village in Dibrugarh district on Friday evening after a strong storm lashed out and uprooted trees in the area.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday, three additional people were killed in a storm in Barpeta district, while a 15-year-old boy was killed by lightning in Goalpara district.
Three individuals were killed in Tinsukia on Friday evening after a severe storm.
Tinsukia Additional Deputy Commissioner Dipu Kumar Deka said, “Three people were reportedly killed at Margherita revenue circle in Tinsukia district yesterday evening.”
“During the commotion, many homes and properties were damaged. Schools and government offices are becoming safe havens for people” Mr Deka continued.
In the last several days, the commotion uprooted dozens of trees and dozens of electric poles, as well as damaged many homes in various locations, according to ASDMA’s report.
During the last two days, at least 7,378 homes and other businesses have been damaged across the state, according to the report.
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