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Rains take a heavy toll

THE RAINS accompanied by strong winds that lashed Indore on Wednesday evening caused considerable damage in four villages adjoining the City. The wind blew off tin and kavelu roofs of houses, destroyed the mud walls and scattered household goods. A large number of trees fell, blocking the approach roads in villages. Some families took shelter under trees this afternoon. However, no loss of life was reported.

india Updated: May 19, 2006 13:30 IST

THE RAINS accompanied by strong winds that lashed Indore on Wednesday evening caused considerable damage in four villages adjoining the City. The wind blew off tin and kavelu roofs of houses, destroyed the mud walls and scattered household goods. A large number of trees fell, blocking the approach roads in villages. Some families took shelter under trees this afternoon. However, no loss of life was reported.

Led by SDO Uma Shankar Bhargav, a team of revenue officers comprising tehsildar, naib tehsildars and revenue inspectors visited Bhangarh, Shakkarkhedi, Limbodagarhi and Rau villages in Indore tehsil today after reports of houses being damaged due to pre-monsoon rains were received this morning.

The windy weather affected about 70 kutcha houses at Bhangarh alone. Most of the affected houses lost rooftops. The house of Chhitarji Punaji, for instance, was a mess. Half of the house had turned roofless. Fans dropped from the ceiling, while almirahs fell like packs of cards. An old village woman, Mani Bai, received cuts on her feet.

Over a dozen houses were likewise damaged at Shakkarkhedi while half a dozen huts were fully damaged at Limbodagarhi. Partial damage was reported in Rau village too.

Bhargav said that affected families would be provided financial assistance under Section 6 (4) of Revenue Book Circular after assessing the damage, an exercise that would take three days to complete.