In footage: Ripe wheat crop, property damaged as rain, thunderstorm lash Punjab

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In pictures: Ripe wheat crop, property damaged as rain, thunderstorm lash Punjab
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Sukhmeet Bhasin
Tribune News Service
Bathinda/Patiala, April 7

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Rain accompanied by a thunderstorm lashed elements of Punjab on Tuesday night inflicting property and crop injury and uprooting bushes.

Commuters face inconvenience as a signboard fell on the Chandigarh-Ambala freeway. Tribune photograph/RAVI KUMAR

Temperatures dipped in what has been an in any other case scorching April.

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In Bathinda, regular life was thrown out of drugs because of the uprooting of bushes and electrical energy poles. This resulted in energy cuts in lots of areas, and a few didn’t obtain energy provide even after midnight.

Property injury in Zirakpur. Tribune photograph/RAVI KUMAR

There had been issues with the phone and web connectivity as nicely. As per the climate division, the wind pace recorded at Bathinda was 92.6 km per hour.

Raj Kumar of PAU Bathinda Regional Centre MeT division mentioned: “They are still chances of light rain/thundershowers along with thunderstorm/lighting accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places in next 24-36 hours in the region.”

Darevjeet Thakur of Basant Vihar mentioned after the storm many electrical energy poles and bushes had been uprooted outdoors his home, inflicting blockage on the street, however no assist was acquired from PSPCL even after repeated complaints. Later, we at our personal danger cleared bushes from the road and made passage to stroll.

A portion of a wall of a store collapsed attributable to heavy storm at mall highway in Bathinda. Tribune photograph

Signboards and hoardings had been additionally blown away by the storm and excessive velocity winds.

The rain damaged standing wheat crops within the fields within the area and also will result in delay in harvesting as attributable to rain, the crop has acquired moist and may have excessive moisture content material.

A view of an electrical pole on a highway attributable to heavy storm in Bathinda. Tribune photograph.

Chief Agricultural Officer Bahadur Singh mentioned “Standing wheat crops must have got damaged due to heavy winds and we are making a report, after which we will be able to give clear figures about the damage”.

In Patiala, the storm rattled town out of electrical energy provide.

The provide remained affected all through the night time in most elements of town. In sure areas, the fluctuations continued till Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, crops prepared for harvest bore the brunt as the robust winds coupled with rain knocked the recent crop to the bottom.

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