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Nearly 4 500 homes damaged as rare hailstorm hits Assam, India

Nearly 4 500 homes damaged as rare hailstorm hits Assam, India

Nearly 4 500 homes in four districts of upper Assam, India were damaged during a massive hailstorm that hit the region late December 26 into December 27, 2022.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 4 483 houses were damaged across 132 villages in the districts of Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, and Tinsukia. Of those, 4 481 houses were partially damaged and 2 completely destroyed.

The district of Charaideo was the worst affected — with 3 009 damaged homes, followed by Dibrugarh with 1 232, Sivasagar with 220, and Tinsukia with 22.

ASDMA said several schools were damaged as well as crops in large areas of agricultural land.

Almost 18 000 people have been affected.

Officials said this is a rare phenomenon in this part of the state during winter.

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