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Bhutan Disaster Response - Situation Report (SitRep) 1: Mongar windstorm & forest fire

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Situation Overview

  • A devastating windstorm has hit five gewogs viz. Chaskhar, Dremetse, Khengkhar, Narang and Thangrong in Mongar district on 28 February 2016.

  • 40 households including one Lhakhang were affected with varying damages by the windstorm.

  • The Dzongkhag also reported on two forest fire incident. The first incident occurred above Zimzorong, around 10 kms on Gelposhing Nanglam Highway while the second one occurred along Romangla boundary between Kengkhar and Drepong Gewogs.

  • Forest officials and volunteers from nearby villages helped to contain the fire.

  • No human casualties were reported from the above incidents.

  • A detailed damage assessment on the windstorm is being carried out by the Dzongkhag Administration along with representatives from the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd.