Budgam, May 19: Heavy rain and hailstorm wreaked havoc on apple orchards in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said on Tuesday.
They told news agency KNT that apple trees and vegetables were damaged by hailstorm and rain in Charar-e-Sharif town of the district.
“It was like snowing in town. Heavy hailstorm and rain drenched streets and roads,” said a local.
An official confirmed that hail storm damaged fruits and vegetables, he however said that the damage to apple orchards will not be more than 5 per cent.
Locals said that damage is severe and apple buds and blossoms were torn apart by the hailstorm.