Last Updated on April 21, 2023 by SPN Editor
Imphal (SPN) | A severe storm in Manipur for two consecutive nights, caused extensive damage. Fortunately, there have been no reports of human casualties.
The windstorm damaged or destroyed approximately 30 houses in Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chaprou of Imphal West district, as well as some houses in Awang Potsangbam. Kyamgei, Lilong Arapti, and Khanarok in Imphal East district also significantly damaged houses and other structures.
Sanjenlok and Morok Ingkhol of Khundrakpam AC also reported similar damage. Fallen trees, broken branches, snapped power lines, and hanging roofs were visible in many places. Power was out for the entire night in several parts of Manipur.
The storm blew away most of the roofs of the villagers in Morokingkhol and Senjam in Konthoujam Assembly Constituency. The storm in Manipur is also damaging the fruit trees which have just begun to flower.
Moirangthem Tiken from Pomthapokpi Leikai in Waikhong village under Kakching district seeks support from the people to rebuild his home, whose house’s roof was blown away. He also called on the state government for support of any kind.
In Saprou village of the same district, the strong winds severely damaged electric poles and numerous houses. The midnight storm occurs around 12:00 AM to 12:40 AM for the last two nights.
On Wednesday night, strong winds accompanied by rain damaged several houses in different areas of the Haochong Sub-Division in Noney district. The storm blew away the roofing sheets of Thingra Government High School and a turmeric powder processing house in Ijeirong village.
In addition, eight private houses and a grain house in Puichi (Oktan) village, and four houses and a primary school building in Bakuwa village were destroyed by the powerful winds.
Ironically, the storm came after Manipur experienced its hottest day of the season, with Tengnoupal and Noney districts recording 39.6 degrees Celsius, and Imphal West and East recording 31 and 35 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Wednesday.
In contrast, Pherzawl district, which borders Assam and Mizoram on the east, experienced 25 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).