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Thunderstorm, heavy rain claim three lives in Manipur

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Heavy rain lashed parts of Monday morning, claiming lives of three women and injuring 10 school students, an said.

In district, two women, aged 74 and 50, died after their houses collapsed during thunderstorm.

Another woman vendor was killed in Kakching district, when a tree fell on her shop, the said.

At two different areas in district, at least ten children sustained injuries when they were on their way to school in the rain.

Several houses and market sheds were also damaged in the downpour across the state.

Meanwhile, PK Singh said he has apprised the of the situation, seeking "immediate relief measures" for those affected in the thunderstorm and subsequent rain.

With the model code of conduct in place, Singh, however, cautioned the political parties against involvement in the relief work.

All measures will be taken up through machinery, he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:35 IST