One person was injured and a number of houses were damaged in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills districts by cyclone ‘Fani’ when it was passing through the area, officials said on Sunday.
“One person was injured in the incident in East Khasi Hills district and damages reported to public roads and government buildings. As many as 21 villages were also affected when the cyclone passed through the State in the past 24 hours,” State Disaster Management Authority, executive director, I Mawlong said.
She said a number of houses were also damaged in the two districts.
A few landslides were also reported in East Jaintia Hills and in the State capital but there was no report of any fatal injuries, a senior Home department official said.
Heavy rainfall in all part of the State has also rendered the operations to rescue the 14 miners trapped inside a 370 foot-deep coal mine to be stalled for the past four days.
“The entire lowland area leading up to the ill-fated coal mine were flooded and rescuers were not able to reach to the site to dewater the mines,” operations spokesperson R Susngi said. – PTI