Triggered by heavy rains, a couple of pillars of the Irga river bridge were damaged, Giridih District Deputy Commissioner DP Lakra told reporters. He said the bridge connects Bhagalpur-Dumka-Ranchi route, adding traffic was stopped till further orders.
    
Pakur Deputy Commissioner F Toppo said, "At least 150 hutments in Debpur village and 250 hutments in Sirajpur village in Pakur district's Mahespur block were destroyed following the storm yesterday evening. Relief materials are being distributed among the affected persons."
    
He said the dwellers were asked to give an estimate of the damage so that the administration could compensate the damages. Strong winds blew away several puja pandals in Koderma and Khunti districts, the police said.
    
There was no casualty in any of the incident, senior officials of the respective districts said.

 (Agencies)

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