Cyclone lashes parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Cyclone lashes parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

GUWAHATI/ITANAGAR: While several people across the country have lost their lives due to sunstroke, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh were hit by a sever cyclone followed by hailstorms.

A severe storm hit parts of Assam killing at least four persons in Tinsukia and Cachar districts. One person was killed in Dibrugarh district when lightning struck his house. In Arunachal Pradesh, a woman and a child were killed when the house, they were staying in, collapsed due to cyclone and hailstorm at Diyun circle in Changlang district.

The Arunachal Pradesh State government has sent  a report to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the incidents and prevailing situations in the state. So far 21 people have died due to flood and landslide in the state in past several days. While a person was drowned at Jengthu River recently, landslide triggered by heavy rain washed out an entire labour camp killing 16 people at Famla village in Tawang district on April 22 last. Two others were killed in fresh landslides in the district the next day.

Meanwhile, Bankura in West Bengal recorded the hottest temperature in the country at 45.1 degrees Celsius.

(Source: Agencies)

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