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Harsh weather damages orchards and property in south Kashmir

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Srinagar:-Harsh weather damages orchards and property in south Kashmir.Incessant rains coupled with strong winds wreaked havoc across south Kashmir areas on Friday.

Reports said trees were uprooted at many orchards across the district including Shangus and Kokernag areas.

Over a dozen houses were partially damaged due to strong winds at Shangus, while shops were also damaged at Wangum and Hangulgund areas of Kokernag, reports said.

Reports of road blockade  due to incessant rainfall coupled with strong winds have been coming in from south Kashmir. Shangus-Ranipora Mattan road and Achabal Kokernag road has been blocked, reports said.

Earlier, on Thursday hailstorm wreaked havoc across Kulgam and Shopian districts resulting into damages to orchards in the twin districts.

Similar reports of damage to orchards have been pouring in from Bijebehara area of south Kashmir and other districts.GK

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