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Hailstorm and heavy rains continue; more houses destroyed, many places inundated

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Imphal, April 24: More houses and crops were destroyed in various part of the state particularly in Thoubal district as hailstorm continues till early today morning. Meanwhile incessant rains during the last three days have started inundating many part of state including the urban areas in Imphal.
Report reaching here said that over 30 houses were destroyed around midnight yesterday at Salungpham area of Wangjing in Thoubal district. People of the area are presently taking shelter at a relief camp opened at Salungpham Community Hall.
At Kakching subdivision of Thoubal district around 10 dwellings including work sheds, shops and other business establishment were destroyed by the hailstorm st Kakching Khunyai. A private school called Genius Academy at Kakching Khunyai was completely destroyed. 
In Imphal area many places have been inundated due to the incessant rain accompanied by hailstorm. As for Keishamthong and Sagolband assembly constituencies, places like Irom Pukhri Mapal, Thiyam leikai, Meino Leirak, Moirang Leirak and Nganappi Thong area of Khagempalli were inundated as there are no proper drainage system with the failure to improve Waisel Maril.
In Bisnupur district several houses along with cultivation area were inunadated by the rain water.
At Chandel district many houses were destroyed during the hailstorm last night. The hailstorm also destroyed  Jhum cultivation at the area. Many people of the area are left homeless at Tegnoupal area. The rain water flows like river sweeping some of the houses. At Chamol Village in Tengnoupal sub – division almost all houses were reportedly destroyed. Report said that hails weighing around one Kg hit the roof at the area. At least 8 people were injured as the hail hit them at around 12 noon yesterday.
According to AIR News, so far at least 10 people have been injured during the hailstorm. Earlier 3 persons including a 14 years old minor sustained serious injury after lightning hit them.
The audience shed at Tangkhulong ground in Ukhrul district head quarter too was burnt by lightning.

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