Intense rains accompanied by hail and strong winds lashed the standing crops in Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on April 25, 2020. The affected crops included tobacco, wheat, fruits, and vegetables.
Other areas also affected by the severe weather were Nazare, Bachai, Yaquibi, Mathra, Sikandra, Babu Banda, Shen Khela, and other places in Ghadon Amazai, Chotha Lahore, and Razar. Wheat harvest has been underway, while tobacco curing will begin in the next few days.
Agricultural leaders have appealed to the central and provincial governments to declare Swabi a disaster area, adding that the affected farmers should be provided with relief as soon as possible, and assessment of the areas should be conducted.
A corresponded reportedly visited the fields and met with farmers, who were described to be in shock following the disaster.
It’s pouring down right now...farmers should be compensated for wheat crop losses due to frequent rains. Photograph taken just before the downpour. #Swabi #COVIDー19 #lockdown https://t.co/RuHPNAp4EK pic.twitter.com/6oICh8a8EL— Bushra Gohar (@BushraGohar) April 20, 2020
Today,s hailstorm might have crushed the hopes of many families dependant on #tobacco which is The Only Cash Crop Of Sawabi Ditrict And A Major Source Of Earning Bread And Butter for many farmers.Multi BIllionaires Tobacco Compnies Are Requeted to Compensate The affecttes pic.twitter.com/I9awxWLPQN— Saleem Khan (@SaleemK37205727) April 25, 2020
Featured image credit: Bushra Gohar
July 09, 2020
A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads...
July 07, 2020
Heavy rains during an overnight storm into July 7, 2020, have resulted in widespread flooding in the capital Sofia, Bulgaria. Streets and railway stations turned into rivers, damaging cars and impacting electricity poles that led to power disruptions. One person...
July 07, 2020
A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Java Sea, Indonesia at 22:54 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 528.7 km (328 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 566 km (351 miles). The epicenter was located 94 km...
July 06, 2020
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 18:16 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...
July 03, 2020
An unexpected summer snowstorm hit Xinjiang, China, on June 29, 2020, resulting in traffic disruption, more than 400 tourists stranded, and deaths of nearly 500 livestock. Herdsmen in Tekes County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have suffered heavy losses...