Windstorm, heavy rains wreak havoc in Sopore

Windstorm followed by heavy rains damaged orchards and standing crops in parts of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.

Reports said that heavy rains and strong winds lashed Sopore, Rafiabad, Handwara, Hajin, Sumbal, Tangmarg, Baba Reshi, Sangrama and Zaingeer for over an hour on Sunday evening.

“Dozens of trees were uprooted while the rooftops of some residential houses also suffered damages due to the inclement weather,” the villagers said.