To add to the already difficult situation caused by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, six homes were almost completely destroyed in a heavy storm that struck Ri-Bhoi yesterday evening.
All six houses were located in Patharkhmah village. Several others were damaged in the bad weather.
The affected dwellings belonged to Unity Kharsyntiew, Seril Rani, Englandsis Wahlang, Ebrias Wahlang, Merijone Sankli and Jostin Kalwing, the village headman, Najim Kharmalki said.
They and their families had to find alternate accommodation last night and Kharmalki appealed for immediate relief for them from the government.