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Srinagar, Sept, 13: Severe hailstorm wreaked havoc in several parts of central and south Kashmir on Thursday, causing widespread damage to crops, apple orchards, vegetable fields, and other fruit trees.

IMG-20180913-WA0012The hailstorm hit the parts of Budgam 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.

IMG-20180913-WA0011Hailstorm also hit Tangmarg and Palhalan areas of Baramulla District that resulted in extensive damage to apple and vegetable crops.

There are also reports of hailstorm from South Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and Anantnag.

(With CNS inputs. Pictures by Ubair)

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