White blanket covers Rajouri villages

Rajouri, June 1: Heavy hailstorm amid bad weather conditions turned dozens of Rajouri villages into a white blanket with people expressing concern over damage to fruiting plants and fruits.

People from GambhirMughlan area of Rajouri’sManjakote tehsil told Greater Kashmir that since Tuesday evening, heavy hailstorm hit the place twice in with around half a feet hail spreading over the land.

They said that the heavy hailstorm at this point of time when fruit crops were ripening was disastrous for them.

“We fear partial to complete damage of fruits on trees,” they said.

Locals said that it was for the third time in a month that the area was badly hit by hailstorms.

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