Untimely rain plays havoc!
Heavy showers that lashed Margao on late Friday evening brought down a pandal under which several items of the North Eastern Craft Fair were on display at the Ravindra Bhavan.
Artisans, however, escaped without any injuries as they had left the place before it came down due to the downpour. The entire pandal erected for the crafts bazaar collapsed, exposing the craft items to rain water.
The organizers said that they were caught unawares by the un-seasonal shower. “There was no major damage to the craft items. But, they were all soaked in water, leaving us with no option but to keep them for drying in the open place,” informed an organizer. [H]