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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

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A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City.

Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed vehicles windshields during the half-hour downpour in the Lake City. 

The downpour inflicted heavy damage to crops in Kaskikot, Dhikurpokhari, Bhadauri, Sarangkot, Pumdibhumdi, Hemja, Malepatan, Masbar, Pasang, Charepatan, Kristi, Lamachaur, Dhumpus, Dhital and among others in the district. 

According to Manohar Kadariya, Chief of Agriculture Department in Pokhara Metropolitan City, hailstorm destroyed both seasonal and off-season crops and fruits in the region. 

Featured image: Hailstorm in Pokhara, Nepal on April 29, 2019. Credit: Iamachour Entertainment

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