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1 killed in Garo Hills storm

TURA: Two consecutive nights of pre-monsoon thunder squalls in the Garo Hills region has left one person dead and caused extensive damages to power lines leaving Tura without power for several hours.
A late Friday night storm accompanied by strong winds caused extensive damage to electrical poles and wires pushing Tura and adjoining places into a black out during the night.
Power was restored to most parts of the town only by late evening.
However, a second storm on Saturday evening caused tree falls and electrical poles damage in many parts of Garo Hills and the situation was gloom in remote Baghmara town of South Garo Hills.
A storm which lashed Baghmara at 6 pm of Saturday caused a big tree to get uprooted.
The tree at Baghmara bazar fell onto shops and a Bolero Camper driven by Belum S Marak of Konagittim was crushed in the mishap.
The victim died on the spot from the injuries sustained in the accident. He hailed from Konagittim locality of Baghmara and was a maxicab driver of the municipal board in Baghmara.

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