Hailstorm Wreaks Havoc With Apple Crop

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MAGAM — Hail Storm wreaked havoc in several parts of Central Kashmir’s Budgam District, causing damage to crops, veg­etable fields and apple orchards.

The hailstorm hit the parts of district on Thursday evening and caused extensive dam­age to orchards and crop fields in many areas of Budgam in­cluding Beerwah, Gondipora, Meripora, Kawoosa, Narbal, Khansahib, Watrhail Muqaam, Brail, Gund, Churmujroo and other adjacent areas.

The hailstorm which contin­ued for at least 15 minutes dam­aged crops and walnut trees as well, causing huge damage to the farmers and fruit growers.

Hailstorm also hit Tangmarg and Palhalan areas of Baramu­lala District that resulted in extensive damage to apple and vegetable crops.

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