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Farmer killed, crops damaged in unseasonal hailstorm in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Unseasonal hailstorm and heavy showers in parts of today claimed a life and damaged various crops, state government officials said.

Two women were also injured in rain-related incidents, they said.

Dhule, Nandurbar, Beed and districts witnessed the untimely spell of rain and hailstorm.

"The hailstorm started around 7.30 am across this widespread region and continued for the next half-an-hour," a senior state revenue department said.

"The disaster management department of the districts will soon conduct an assessment of the damage caused by the hailstorm," he said.

A 70-year-old died in district after he was injured in the hailstorm.

"The was going to his farm early this morning when he was caught in the heavy spell of hailstorm. He sustained severe injuries and died," district Shivajirao Jondhale said.

Besides, two women were injured in the hailstorm in Washim and Aurangabad districts, the said.

Crops like wheat, orange and grapes were severely damaged in some areas, an in the agriculture department said.

The Meteorological Department had issued an advisory that hailstorm-like situation may develop over parts of

Following the IMD's advisory, the government had urged farmers to prepare for untimely rains and hailstorm.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 13:25 IST