Windstorm damages 11 houses

Staff reporter

A windstorm yesterday afternoon damaged roofs of 11 houses in Paro.

Doteng gewog was severely hit with eight homes affected. Other gewogs—Naja, Lamgong, and Tsento—reported damage to one house from each gewog.

There were no casualties.

Disaster focal person of Paro dzongkhag, Nagphey said that residents could still stay in their homes.

He said that the dzongkhag administration was compiling the reports of the damage so that they could claim insurance.

According to Doteng gup Lethro, there were no major issues. “As there is no rain and snowfall, there is no problem.”

Meanwhile, two forest fires broke out in the capital yesterday. One was below Wangditse Lhakhang and the other at Jemina.

Sharing the concern of such disasters amid the pandemic, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji asked people to be cautious.

He said that it was challenging to cater to such incidents when the limited frontline workers were already working hard to contain the infection.

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