Over 2,000 houses and other facilities with roofs of tin and corrugated sheets were damaged in the thunderstorms and torrential rains that hit many parts of Manipur, residents said. There are also reports of minor damages to structures in some states in the northeastern region. “More than 450 houses were destroyed in my Oinam constituency,” said I. Ibohanbi, a Manipur legislator.

Reports of such destruction were coming in from other districts as well. In the absence of any government assistance in providing relief measures at evacuation centres, the homeless are taking shelter in school buildings. Some families told newsmen that no government official has visited them as yet. “It is a problem to arrange for even a meal.” FULL REPORT