Rains, storm cause havoc in Manipur

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Imphal, March 29 (ANI): Pre-monsoon rains and a heavy storm have created havoc in Manipur state.

Sudden sporadic downpours accompanied by heavy storm, which struck late on Saturday (March 27), left a trail of mass destruction in both the valley and hilly areas, as several rooftops were blown away and houses collapsed.

Several houses along Mayai Lambi, in the vicinity of Loktak Lake, are reported to have been either blown away, or damaged.

One house at LangthAbal Khoupum in Imphal has been completely damaged due to landslide.

No loss of human lives has been reported from anywhere in the State.

Locals are helping rescuers to help restore the damaged buildings.

"At that time, those who woke up early morning, including my mother, survived the landslide. But two persons who were sleeping at that time were buried. So, all the villagers joined hands and rescued the two from the debris. No loss of lives was there but some have sustained injuries," said Thawaijao Kamei, a local resident, on Monday (March 29).

The devastation is more severe in the areas of Senapati, Thoubal and Imphal West districts. (ANI)

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