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Hailstorm in Pulwama damages standing crops, power poles

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Srinagar, June 21 (PTI) A massive hailstorm Friday caused extensive damage to standing crops including horticulture, besides uprooting trees and electricity poles, in many parts of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. "A massive hailstorm has wrecked havoc in horticulture and agriculture fields of Pulwama district. Joint teams will be sent for damage assessment and relief first thing tomorrow," an official of the district administration said. The officials said while it was difficult time for the farmers, the administration will do whatever can be done for helping the affected people. The hailstorm also uprooted trees and damaged electricity supply infrastructure in the district, which has closed down the main roads and link roads at many places, but the administration has geared up men and machinery for early restoration. "Men and machinery have been deployed on ground for restoration of affected roads and electricity," the official said. PTI MIJ RCJ

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