Guwahati: Portion Of Airport’s Roof Collapses After Heavy Rainfall; Operations Resume Later

On Sunday, a portion of the ceiling of the Guwahati airport broke because of rainfall and a storm.

by Shreya Ghosh
Guwahati: Portion Of Airport’s Roof Collapses After Heavy Rainfall; Operations Resume Later

Rainfall is important for the earth and living beings. Something that can reduce the scorching heat, help in agriculture, and more can also turn out to be insanely devastating. The most recent example of such an incident is heavy downpour and its horrifying consequences in Assam’s Guwahati. It has been raining massively in this Assam city along with a storm. All these led to a portion of the Guwahati Airport’s roof simply collapsing down. Read on to more about the sudden accident reported on March 31.

Scary Incident Of Ceiling’s Portion Breaking Down Reported At Guwahati Airport

Faye D’Souza (@fayedsouza) shared shocking visuals of the incident.


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Videos of the recent damages at the airport are circulating on social media platforms making Netizens concerned and feel a bit scared. The viral clips recorded by people present there clearly show how a portion of the ceiling at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Assam collapsed because of the heavy rains and storm. With the breaking down of a part of the establishment, rainwater began to flow inside.

Videos show how rainwater entering from the broken roof flooded airport premises and staff worked to keep the place clean. In fact, some passengers captured how staff used box-shaped containers to collect rainwater flooding the area. Heavy downpours, the storm, and gusts of winds clearly wreaked havoc at the airport on Sunday.

Utpal Baruah, the Chief Airport Officer, stated that the roof of the airport was very old, according to a report by News 18. It failed to hold the weight and harsh effects of massive rainfall followed by the portion collapsing. A report by NDTV stated that the primary reason behind the incident was the windy weather and an overflowing outlet pipe.

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Were Passengers Safe?

Taking to X, Exploring_Unseen🇮🇳 (@travellwithamit) shared a video of rainwater pouring inside the Guwahati airport.

The accident was completely unexpected and shocking. Things could have gone worse for people present near the spot at that moment but the good news is that no one suffered from any injuries. As a result of everything that happened on Sunday, a total of 6 flights have been diverted. Air India, Air India Express, and IndiGo flights were diverted to Agartala and Kolkata.

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Guwahati Ariport has resumed operations now.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Exploring_Unseen🇮🇳 (@travellwithamit) 

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