Meghalaya: Heavy rains wreak havoc in Tura, shops washed away in overnight showers


From Our Correspondent, TNT News | Tura, June 15, 2018: 

As heavy rains continue to lash Meghalaya and other northeastern states, huge damages and loss of lives have been reported in several states of the northeast particular Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, due to flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour.

Similarly, in Meghalaya, damages to property have been reported in West Garo Hills after the town of Tura was hit by very heavy showers which began at about 9:45 pm last night and continued till the early hours of this morning leaving a trail of destruction though no human casualties have been reported from anywhere in the town.

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Rains have been lashing the region over the past few days though the deluge yesterday was one of the strongest seen in recent times. Incessant rains also led to most streams across the town to swell leading to water on the roads as well as some shops being destroyed by the surging waters.

According to reports, two shops at the Don Bosco junction at Sampalgre have been washed away by the Kasinang stream. The paved road beside it was also damaged in the flash floods. Another shop near Chandmary, which was constructed across the Gandrak stream was also destroyed by the raging waters.

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The Deputy Commissioner of WGH, Ram Singh stated that there was no major damage or any casualties and a report was being compiled on the incidents across the town by the Tura Municipal Board. The Chandmary area was the worst affected.