Untimely rain and hailstorm in Sambalpur
Sambalpur: Untimely rain and hailstorm lashed in different parts of western Odisha on Monday evening badly damageing harvested paddy crops and vegetables.
The storm wreaked damages in areas of Kinaloi, Ghantamal, Dunadihi, Langbahal, Manekgunda, Jujumara, Padiabahal and Jamankira in Rengali. There was a sudden burst of storm and rain at around 7:30 pm which blew apart asbestos, roofs of some houses, causing electric line disruption in many areas.
Meanwhile, the extent of damage is yet to be ascertained as Collector Samarth Verma has directed to the Tahasildars of affected areas for monitoring and also assured of compensation for those affected.