Hailstorm wrecks havoc in Sopore | KNO

Hailstorm wrecks havoc in Sopore | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Baramulla, April 25 (KNO) : The 15-minute-long hailstorm wreaked havoc in many villages of Zaingeer including Apple town Sopore, Rafiabad, Sangrama and other areas of Baramulla district on Thursday. The hailstorm caused huge damage to crops and vegetable in north Kashmir’s Sopore and major parts of Zaingeer, leaving farmers in distress over expected losses. The orchardists in district told KNO that the hailstorm caused damage to crops like apple, vegetables and other fruits. “This year, we expected a good crop as our orchards seemed to be abundant in apples, but the hail storms have not only dashed our hopes, but also left the orchardists in desperation,” said Tawseef Ahmad a fruit businessman of Sopore. Meanwhile, farmers have appealed the authorities to compensate the loss.(KNO)