Assam Hailstorm (ডিব্ৰুগড় আৰু তিনিচুকীয়া প্ৰচণ্ড ধুমুহ): According to a study, a damaging storm in multiple districts of the state affected 41,410 people in 144 villages across Assam.
According to the storm damage report, the impacted districts in the state are Hailakandi, Tinsukia, Hojai, Goalpara, Cachar, Dhubri, and Bongaigaon.
Tinsukia has suffered a total of 37,182 persons, with two people losing their life, while the figures for other districts are lower.
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Vijay Manki of Raidang Tea Estate and Dev Kumar Thakur of Bardoobi T-Estate has been recognized as the victims of this disaster.
According to reports, the Tinsukia district administration has given Rs 4 lakh compensation to each of the deceased’s families. However, this has yet to be acknowledged in the storm damage report.
It is worth noting that numerous people in the impacted districts were left in hardship because their homes were completely destroyed, leaving them with no choice but to seek shelter outside in Assam Hailstorm.
Assam | All schools and colleges in Tinsukia district to remain closed on April 24 in the view of severe thunderstorm and hailstorm that occurred on April 22-23: District disaster management authority
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According to sources, the hailstorm was so violent that it also interrupted the energy connection, resulting in a regional power outage. The fall of electrical poles compounded the situation and made it difficult for rescue teams to render assistance.
The catastrophic force of the storm also demolished the nearby home hotel and dhaba, leaving numerous business owners in shock and despair. Local governments and rescue teams are working hard to provide relief and assistance to the impacted individuals, ensuring that they have access to shelter, food, and other requirements.
On April 23, the Tinsukia district government ordered that all schools and colleges in the district remain closed on April 24 due to the terrible hail and thunderstorm that took two lives and left a trail of ruin.
A notice released by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia on April 23 stated, “In view of the severe thunder and hailstorm that occurred in the night of 22/04/2023 and in the evening of 23/04/2023 resulting in trail of devastation and considering the severity of situation in the interest of the safety and security of the students, all schools and colleges of Tinsukia District will remain closed on 24/04/2023”.