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Hailstorm destroys over 2,000 houses in Bengal

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.

PTI



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

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