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Hailstorm causes extensive damage in State 

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DIBRUGARH/ NAGAON/ BOKAJAN, May 2: Massive hailstorm created havoc in several parts of the state including Dibrugarh on Tuesday evening.

Several trees and electric lines were uprooted in Dibrugarh district due to the heavy hailstorm.

“Hailstorms have become common in Dibrugarh. Within a few days, we have witnessed two massive hailstorms in Dibrugarh. Many trees and electric lines were uprooted in some areas of the district causing extensive damage,” said an official.

Meanwhile, power lines have been snapped down in Dibrugarh due to the massive hailstorm which has struck the city.

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A storm lashed parts Nagaon, Kampur, Kochuwa, Longjap, Madhabpara, Bakulguri, Islampur, Juriparghat, etc under Kampur revenue circle late this afternoon here and created panic among the people of the areas.

The storm ravaged many houses as well as other residential structures and also swept away the rooftops of many residential structures or other houses including educational institutions, sources said.

Sources from the areas claimed that the storm caused the interruption of the supply of electricity in the entire area as several electric posts of the power line across the areas collapsed due to the severe cyclone.

One person perished in a storm that lashed Bokajan Subdivision, Karbi Anglong this afternoon. The storm uprooted trees and damaged tree branches in addition to blowing apart homes. In the Bokajan Subdivision, the fallen trees have blocked major roads for a few hours.  Talbalijan, Amrajan Hanjanglangso, and Silonijan are the impacted regions. NH 39 remained closed for traffic for a few hours. The deceased, who was yet to be identified till the filing of this report, is from Amrajan Manipuri village.

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