Guwahati: A major water pipe burst in Assam’s Guwahati on Thursday, instantly killing one woman.
A Gammon JICA water supply is one of main water supply source in city and situated in Kharguli area.
The burst caused a massive water gush that swept away several vehicles and damaged at least 40 houses.
Sources said that over 600 people were affected and around 30 persons have been injured in the incident.
The deceased woman has been identified as Sumitra Rabha. She was a resident of one of the houses that was damaged by the water gush.
Meanwhile, the injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals for treatment.
On the other hand, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has assured that the water supply will be restored soon.
The local have demanded compensation from the GMDA for the damage caused to their property.