Nor’wester strikes Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Thunderstorm wreaked havoc in Nabarangpur today ripping apart roofs of more than 70 houses, uprooting trees and damaging crops.

According to information, storm and thundershower pounded several parts of the district notably Ganchapara and Bobei GP where it ripped off roofs of around 70 houses.

Mango, cashew nut, Nilgiri trees were uprooted in large scale leading to disruption in transportation while vegetable farms also bore the brunt of torrential rains.

Power lines were also down after several electric poles were uprooted as well during the massive storm.

“I have never witnessed anything like this before in last 60 years of my life. The storm and rain was very severe and has led to lot of damage,” Pradip Sarkar, a local said.

Sources said Umerkote MLA Subash Gond visited the area and took stock of the matter.

Meanwhile, local administration has also assessed the damage and have assured of compensation. “We have estimated the amount of damage in the two GPs. A total of 70 houses were affected during the thunderstorm and as per partial damage relief code we will ensure compensation to the afflicted,” Runu Lakra, Raighar BDO told mediapersons.