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Hailstorm batters northern Maharashtra

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm hit Niphad and Chandwad areas of Nashik district in northern Maharashtra.

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm hit Niphad and Chandwad areas of Nashik district in northern Maharashtra. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

The hailstorm resulted in destruction of crops in Wadner and other villges in Chadwad tehsil. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

The rain also affected the Friday weekly bazaar in Niphad tehsil. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

Furious farmers climbed telephone and electricity poles to protest govt apathy towards their plight. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

Farmers were also troubled with the destruction of the onion crop. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

Villagers in Rui stated that the officials never visit the affected villages, showing their anger they climbed electricity and telephone poles. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

The vineyards were also damaged in this time of harvesting season. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

- Agriculture and revenue officials visited Vinchur, Rui, Dharangaon and other villages in Niphad tehsil to assess the damage. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)

The police and politicians were, however, reported to be providing assurance of compenstaion for the damage. (Source: Express photo by Mayur Bargaje)