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Wankhede stadium sightscreen damaged due to Cyclone Tauktae

In view of the cyclonic storm, the Maharashtra government had earlier evacuated over 12,420 people from the coastal districts of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Raigad to safer places.

Wankhede stadium sightscreen damaged due to Cyclone Tauktae
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On Monday, May 17, the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai was damaged by strong winds after the onset of Cyclone Tauktae. Apart from this, the Sharad Pawar Gymkhana at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) was also hit, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) informed.

Moreover, the sightscreen towards the famous North Stand at Wankhede Stadium fell, as a result of the gusts of wind. In addition, trees were uprooted and houses were damaged in several places in Mumbai. A similar incident had taken place earlier during the 2011 World Cup. However, no one was injured in the current accident and it is understood that the sight screen will be rebuilt soon.

In view of the cyclonic storm, the Maharashtra government had earlier evacuated over 12,420 people from the coastal districts of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Raigad to safer places. According to reports, one fisherman drowned and three others are missing after two boats capsized off Devgad in Sindhudurg. In Raigad and Thane districts, three and two people lost their lives, respectively. Of the nine injured, four were reported in Mumbai, two in Ratnagiri and Raigad while one in Thane. Furthermore, a total of 2,542 houses were partially destroyed.

On the other hand, Mumbai witnessed strong winds and heavy downpour as the cyclonic storm passed parallel to Maharashtra coastline, leading to hundreds of trees being uprooted and waterlogging in low lying areas of the city as the storm coincided with high tide.

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