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Panaji:  The cyclone Tauktae hit Goa coast on Sunday morning with the gusty winds and rains affecting normal life in the state.

Majority parts of the state plunged in darkness as electricity polls were broken and scores of electric conductor snapped.

State Power Minister Nilesh Cabral said  that heavy winds with high velocity speed has disrupted electricity across Goa.

“Hundreds of poles are broken and scored of conductors snapped. Many high tension 33 kv feeders are down due to falling of trees on them and even 220 kv lines bringing power to Goa from neighbouring Maharashtra has been damaged,” he said.

Cabral said that the electricity department has deployed full force for the restoration work however work is getting hampered due to presence of heavy winds.

Goa Fire and Emergency Services has been busy attending hundreds of calls. Its Director Ashok Menon said that the control rooms are flooded with the calls as several trees are uprooted and have fallen blocking the main roads.

“Our force has been working since last night to clear the roads and also chop the trees which are fallen on the electricity line,” he said.

The Director said that there has been no casualty reported till Sunday morning even as the winds have continued hitting the state.

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