Hailstorm hits central parts of Maharashtra, claims three lives, damages crops

Feb 12, 2018, 08:32 IST | Agencies

Hailstorm over the central parts of Maharashtra, Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha region claimed three lives, with state government officials saying that an assessment of the damage caused has been ordered

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Hailstorm over the central parts of Maharashtra, Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha region claimed three lives, with state government officials saying that an assessment of the damage caused has been ordered. A senior revenue official said the hailstorm started around 7.30 am and continued for the next 30 minutes.

According to officials, two men from Jalna and a woman from Washim died in the hailstorm. "Namdev Shinde, a 65-year-old farmer from Vanjar Umrad village in Jalna tehsil, and Asaram Jagtap, 60, from Nivdunga village of Jafrabad tehsil, died on Sunday in Jalna district. As many as 180 villages from Jalna are badly hit," Collector of Jalna Shivajirao Jondhale said.

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