Winds, hailstorm damage fruit crops in south Kashmir

Aman Malik

Anantnag, Jul 5: Strong winds and hailstorm damaged fruit and vegetable crops, besides disrupting power supply in many areas of south Kashmir, particularly Kund, Qazigund, Kapran, Verinag, Brinal Lamer, Kulgam and Shopian.
Some parts of the south Kashmir are still plunged into darkness since Wednesday night following damages to the transmission lines due to strong winds.
A number of trees and electric poles were uprooted due to strong winds in Qazigund, besides many areas in south Kashmir.
The authorities have pressed in men and machinery to clear roads. They said hailstorm has badly damaged fruit and vegetable crops in many areas in south Kashmir, particularly Kulgam and Shopian. Though, they said was no loss of life or injury.