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Passengers at Guwahati airport drenched as rain water gushes through ceiling; video goes viral

Rain water gushed through the ceiling inside the passenger lounge area of Guwahati airport following heavy showers on Monday

india Updated: Aug 28, 2018 18:49 IST
Press Trust of India
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Passengers claimed they were drenched by the rain water and many of them had to move away with their luggage.(Screengrab)

Rain water gushed through the ceiling inside the passenger lounge area of Guwahati airport following heavy showers on Monday but no flight operations were affected, an airport official said on Tuesday.

Torrential downpour from 8.45 pm to 10 pm caused water to enter through the newly expanded canopy of the passenger lounge, PK Tailong, the manager of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, told PTI.

“We had recently expanded the canopy and it was an initial teething problem. I was present there and it was immediately attended to,” Tailong said.

Passengers claimed they were drenched by the rain water and many of them had to move away with their luggage.

When asked whether the luggage x-ray screening machines were affected, the official said that no machinery was damaged.

“All the scheduled flights operated as usual last night,” the airport manager said.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 16:30 IST