Strong winds wrecked Meghalaya's West Khasi hills killing three people and injuring more than 50 others on Wednesday.

S Kharlyngdoh, West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner told UNI, "Three people, including two women, were killed and over 50 others who were injured by the cyclonic storm have been admitted in the hospital."

"Many more are said to be seriously injured by the cyclonic storm in various village. I am yet to get the exact details on the number of the injured persons," added Kharlyngdoh.

The heavy storm had rendered many homeless. Many people have taken shelter in local churches and schools. 

"Most of the people in Umdang, Rangba, Iawnaw, Nongjri, Nongrathaw, Nongkabur, Umdieng, Banglapluh, Riangdo, Nongsynrang, Porla, Mawsyrpah and other adjoining villages were rendered homeless," Witting Mawsor, legislator of Hill State People's Democratic legislator told IANS.

An official said that almost 50 people have been admitted to hospitals.

Defence and government officials were said to be working round the clock to put together power and phone lines uprooted by the cyclonic storm.

RC Laloo, Revenue and Disaster Management minister, said that compensation of ₹25 lakh would be given to the affected families.

"We are waiting for further reports from the affected area and the district administration has already taken steps to help the affected families," he added. 

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