In a freak incident, not less than a dozen folks have been injured and greater than 50 homes have been broken after a twister hit a village in Punjab’s Fazilka district. A number of movies surfaced on social media on Friday night exhibiting an enormous whirlpool swirling in Bakenwala village of the district, tearing off roofs, damaging property and uprooting timber within the space.
The twister additionally broken standing crops within the fields and kinnow (orange) orchards, officers mentioned, as reported by PTI.
Gurmukh Singh, a resident of Bakenwala advised the company, “Villagers noticed the twister round 4 pm on Friday.” It triggered harm in a 2-2.5-km space, he mentioned.
A Twitter consumer, sharing a video of the destruction, wrote, “One thing which we solely noticed in motion pictures on midwest US occurred in Punjab yesterday.”
Whereas heavy storms are frequent in Malwa area of Punjab that borders Rajasthan, it not often resulted within the violently rotating column of air, known as a twister.
Deputy Commissioner Senu Duggal, who visited the affected village, mentioned the administration shifted these villagers whose homes have been broken to the native authorities faculty.
“The administration can even start the method to evaluate the lack of property and crop that shall be compensated by the federal government,” Duggal mentioned.
The injured have been admitted to the civil hospital in Fazilka.