Police said the hailstorm, lasting about 30 minutes,
razed to ground over 2000 houses, mostly of mud with asbestos
It also damaged vast fields of crops and uprooted trees.
Several electric poles were also uprooted plunging the entire
area into darkness.
The district administration is gearing up to extend
relief material to the victims.
Midnapore: A hailstorm destroyed more
than 2,000 mud houses, damaged crops and uprooted trees in
about 25 villages under Debra police station in West Midnapore
district on Wednesday.
First Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 20:22