Sajeesh Vijayan, Guwahati
The severe sand storm hit the capital of the city of Assam and other parts of the state followed by a mild shower.
A heavy cyclonic storm-lashed Guwahati and many other parts of Assam on Wednesday evening. The severe sand storm hit the capital of the city of Assam and other parts of the state followed by a mild shower. Several properties in Guwahati and some parts of Nagaon, Morigaon, Kamrup districts were reportedly damaged in the massive storm. The storm damaged several houses, roadside hoardings, uprooting electric poles, trees in many parts of the state. The power supply in Guwahati was snapped for a few hours. The storm is locally known as ‘Bordoisila’ experienced every year in the spring season, which refers to a wild wind that is accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorms and it marks the beginning of monsoon season.