Hailstorm wreak havoc in parts of Tripura

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AGARTALA | APRIL 23, 2020:

In an unfortunate incident, approximately 500 houses and a large area of Agri-fields and live stocks have been damaged after being hit by a hailstorm in various parts of the state last night.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today rushed to the affected places and look into the ground situations out there.

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The CM has announced 5000 rupees each for the affected families for immediate assistance from the government side and instructed officials to render all possible help at the earliest to the affected families.

He said, government will give assistance for the damaged Argi-fields and live stocks immediately after survey. The state government also has announced that 95,000 rupees will be given to every family whose houses have been damaged severely while 3,200 rupees for minor damages.

Official sources said, 22 relief camps have been set up at different areas of Sipahijala and Khowai districts where a total of 4225 people are presently taking shelter.