Nagpur: Horrific pictures of the destruction the heavy rain with strong winds and hailstorm witnessed by Nagpur on March 15 evening have started to pour. Apart from uprooting trees, denting several cars and other vehicles the nature’s fury triggered collapse of hoardings, wall collapse, blowing up of roofs of houses, toppling of roadside shops of vendors and other destruction.
The scenario resembled a horror movie. The chill went down the citizens’ spine when they saw twisted and turned and collapsed hoardings in Ram Nagar area. The picture was more or less of same scary proportions in many parts of the city.
A few people escaped unhurt when the boundary wall of ‘Empress City’ township adjoining the Empress Mall came crashing down due the intensity of rain, winds and hailstorm. The KSL and Industries acquired Tata textile unit, Empress Mills that is now being developed as an integrated township project.
The District Administration officials are struggling to determine the extent of damage and destruction the nature’s fury has caused.
The Orange City had its date with disaster on Sunday as the rains and strong gales unleashed widespread destruction and bringing the otherwise bustling city to a grinding halt. The winds sent hoardings and tin roofs flying like saucers, shattered windows leaving the houses littered with glass shreds. Scores of electricity and telephone poles were knocked down and dozens of trees uprooted as strong gales accompanied by heavy rainfall pounded the city on Sunday evening.