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Cyclone Remal causes widespread damage and casualties across Northeast

03:16 PM May 28, 2024 IST | NE NOW NEWS
UpdateAt: 03:16 PM May 28, 2024 IST
cyclone remal causes widespread damage and casualties across northeast

GUWAHATI: Storms and heavy rains due to Cyclone Remal have caused widespread damage and casualties across the Northeast states of India.

Uprooted Tree Damages College Hostel in Assam’s Nagaon

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In Samuguri, Nagaon district of Assam, a significant portion of a college hostel building was damaged when an uprooted tree fell on it. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as the hostel was unoccupied at the time.

Tripura Faces Disruptions Due to Uprooted Trees

In Tripura, strong winds uprooted numerous trees, disrupting power supply and road connectivity.

National Highway 8, connecting Agartala to Sabroom, was particularly affected, with several vehicles blocked.

The Sepahijala reserve forest area also saw extensive tree damage.

Storm Damages Cachar DC's Office in Assam

In Cachar, a heavy storm caused severe damage to the district commissioner's office.

The roof of the conference hall was blown off, flooding the hall and damaging properties within the building.

Landslides in Meghalaya Result in Casualties

Cyclone Remal's heavy rains triggered landslides in Meghalaya, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to six others in two separate incidents.

Biker Survives Tree Fall in Guwahati, Assam

In Guwahati, a biker had a miraculous escape when a tree fell on him at Magazine Path in the VIP area.

Despite the close call, the biker survived without serious injury.

School Bus Incident in Dhekiajuli, Assam

In Dhekiajuli under Sonitpur district of Assam, nine students and a teacher were injured when an uprooted tree fell on their school bus.

Fatal Tree Fall in Morigaon, Assam

Tragedy struck in Dighalbadi under Morigaon district of Assam, where a tree fell on an e-rickshaw due to the storm, resulting in the death of 11th standard student Kaushik Bardalai.

Three other students on board were injured. Kaushik was a student of Morigaon Gurukul.

Hospital and Roads Affected in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh

In Tura, Meghalaya, a large tree fell on the Tura Civil Hospital, while landslides blocked roads in Rupa, West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Landslide in Manipur

The Imphal-Jiribam highway in Manipur experienced a landslide, causing a truck to fall into a gorge, further complicating travel and transportation in the region.

Stone quarry collapses in Mizoram

at least 14 people died and several others were reported to be missing as a stone quarry collapsed in Aizawl district of Mizoram on Tuesday (May 28) morning amid incessant rains as an impact of Cyclone Remal.

The incident happened around 6 am in an area between Melthum and Hlimen on the southern outskirts of Aizawl town in Mizoram.

Aizawl has been cut off from the rest of the country due to a landslide on National Highway 6 at Hunthar.

Moreover, several intra-state highways have also been disrupted by landslides.