Hailstorm, heavy rains damage crops in Rafiabad, Sopore

Arshad Farooq

Baramulla, May 26: A hailstorm on Sunday afternoon wrecked havoc in many areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district including adjoining Rafiabad and Sopore.
Hailstorm caused damages to vegetables and fruits.
“This year we had expected a good crop, but the hailstorms have not only dashed our hopes, but also left the orchardists in desperation, said Abdul Rashid.
A fruit grower of Baramulla said that hailstorms damaged orchards and other crops in Baramulla and adjoining areas of the district.
Meanwhile, fruit growers have appealed the government to compensate them for the losses.