Tree crashes over house at Diglipur, occupants safe

Report by: 
20 Jun 2017

With the monsoon and stormy weather comes fear of tree crashing incidents for people residing in different parts of these islands. In another mishap, a family in remote Nabagram in
Diglipur, North Andaman escaped narrowly when a massive tamarind tree crashed into their home on Sunday. Fire fighters rushed to the spot after receipt of information and cleared the debris.
According to reports, the accident occurred at around 5.30 pm on Sunday when a big tree  gave in to strong winds. The tree crashed over a part of the house damaging a portion of it. Occupants, however, managed to escape unhurt in the incident. Fire fighters reached the spot on Monday in the morning hours after receiving information. Armed with modern equipments like Chain Saw, fire
fighters had a tough time clearing the debris of the mammoth tree.
“Monsoons besides bringing relief for the islanders after sultry season, also brings sufferings every year. Reports of trees uprooting surface from many parts in the city and other parts of these islands are reported during the season. Power lines get snapped and routine black-outs become the order of the day. There are several trees standing dangerously near residential areas in Diglipur as also along the Andaman Trunk Road. Though rescue agencies do their best to restore normalcy, it is the responsibility of the local administration to ensure adequate preparedness to avoid such accidents. Regular inspection and pruning of dangerous trees should be carried out to prevent loss to lives and property,” said some residents of Diglipur.