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Storm leaves a trail of destruction in East Siang

Itanagar:  A storm of cyclonic intensity struck two villages and some areas of East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh at midnight on Thursday leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Official sources said in Itanagar that it left a trail of devastation at Miglung and Remi villages besides some parts of Yagrung agricultural fields.

The storm destroyed standing crops, uprooted trees and bamboo groves along its path and blew away roofs of many houses besides damaging several Anganwadi buildings and a prayer center, the sources said.

Some uprooted trees fell on dwelling houses and completely damaging them.

Many electrical poles and transmission lines have been damaged and the electrical department are working on war footing to restore them, the sources added.

Circle officer of Bilat, Toni Mitkong rushed to the area and took stock of the situation on Friday.

He assured to provide relief as per government's provision.

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