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A RIDE IN THE RAIN: An autorickshaw making way through heavy rains in the city on Thursday.

Fire services personnel kept on toes as trees uproot across state


PANAJI/MARGAO : Following heavy rains that lashed several parts of the state since Wednesday, as many as thirty-one incidents of uprooting of trees were reported keeping fire services personnel on their toes. Three incidents of uprooting of trees on huts and roads were reported in Panaji. A mango tree fell on seven huts near a bar at Tambdi Mati.A tamarind tree fell on St Miguel high school compound wall and a two-wheeler parked by a teacher at the main entrance gate was damaged on Thursday morning. Luckily no one was injured.

According to Margao fire station officer Gil Souza, a tree came down crashing on a house at Pajifond-Margao on Thursday causing minor damages. Luckily, no one was hurt.

A branch of a tree fell on a road at Nagesh garden, Borda which was later removed. A tree came down near a house at Dramapur but no untoward incident was reported. Another tree fell on a road near Loutolim church snapping electrical wires.

A tree came down on a road near a supermarket at Sernabhatim-Colva but no damages were caused. Trees also fell on roads at Betalbhatim, Navelim and Cuncolim.

Souza said that fire services personnel promptly attended to all incidents and cleared trees. He also said that on Wednesday trees fell at Varca, Colva, Khareband, Dongrim, Navelim and Davorlim. He said that in another incident reported on Wednesday, a tree fell on a house at Davorlim. He also said that a tree fell at Pajorconi near Nusi Hospital and a coconut tree fell on a road at Cavelossim.

Elsewhere, a jungle tree fell on Dharbandora road. Four incidents of trees crashing on houses and shops were reported in Calangute. Ponda reported five incidents including uprooting of tamarind, banyan and coconut trees on roads. A tree fell on a house at Nanerwada, in Pernem.

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