Jalpaiguri: Hailstorm in Malbazar area of Dooars caused massive damage to the Tea Gardens of the area. In Malbazar’s Ranichera area the hailstorm continued for nearly one and a half hours. Hail layer of eight inches was deposited on the roads prompting tourists to have a Gala time enjoying the storm.
Tea gardens of the area faced a lot of damage due to the hailstorm. Potato fields were also damaged. the power supply of the area suffered a setback following the storm.
The District officials have visited the area to look into the damages incurred by the storm.