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Over 1,000 people affected and several houses damaged by Cyclone Sitrang in Assam


Several houses were damaged due to Cyclone Sitrang in Assam, officials said.

Guwahati:

The situation in Assam continues to remain grim on Tuesday as nearly 1,100 people from 83 villages were affected by the deluge caused by cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’.

Several houses were damaged due to Cyclone Sitrang which brought heavy rains and a storm to Assam.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 1,146 people were affected by the storm.

Sitrang damaged 325,501 hectares of crops, officials said.

Many trees and utility poles were also uprooted in various parts of the state’s Nagaon district due to Monday night’s cyclonic storm.

According to reports, several houses in Kaliabor, Bamuni, Sakmuthia and Boraligaon areas of Assam’s central district were damaged by the storm.

No casualties from the storm have been reported in the area so far.

“Several houses were damaged and many trees uprooted during the storm in our Kaliabor area. As a government village leader, I have visited the entire village and will submit the damage report to our circle officer,” said the village chief.

Meanwhile, tides have battered the coast of Bakkhali beach in southern 24 Parganas in West Bengal amid the warning of cyclone ‘Sitrang’.

Civil Protection warns tourists and locals not to venture near the sea.

Notably, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday informed that the remnant of Cyclone Storm “Sitrang” which created a deep depression over Bangladesh has further weakened into a depression over northeast Bangladesh, north- northeast of Agartala and south-southwest of Shillong. .

Earlier on Monday, a red alert indicating heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Sitrang was issued for Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.

Widespread rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain in isolated places is expected to occur over Tripura on Monday and Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

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