Nuapada-Balisahi Area Of Cuttack City Tense After Thunderstorm Uproots Tents Housing Evictees

Cuttack: Tension erupted in the Nuapada-Balisahi area of the city after temporary tents housing evictees were blown away by the thunderstorm which battered the city today afternoon.

Reportedly, several persons who were living in these tents were injured when these tents got uprooted under the impact of the thunderstorm.

Slumdwellers evicted from the Ranihat area for SCB road expansion work were housed in these tents by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Tension escalated in the area when these irate slum dwellers ransacked vehicles belonging to the police and CMC. They also pelted stones at CMC and police officials.

Normalcy returned in the area after ten platoons of policemen were rushed to the spot to maintain law and order.