Hailstorm destroys over 2,000 houses in Bengal
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 20:22
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.

Police said the hailstorm, lasting about 30 minutes, razed to ground over 2000 houses, mostly of mud with asbestos roof.

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.


First Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 20:22

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