LAMJUNG: Hailstorm battered Bhorletar area of Lamjung district on Friday midnight, causing huge damage to crops.

The hailstones that hit Madhyanepal Municipality ward no. 5, 6 and 7, completely damaged fruits, vegetables and maize crops, a local resident Ramchandra Paudel said.

The hailstorm that lasted for about half an hour also affected some parts of Kaski district, according to Yubaraj Ghimire, a secondary school teacher in ward no. 7.

Likewise, Ishaneshwar Campus Chief Ramchandra Ghimire of ward no. 6 said the loss incurred in the hailstorm of enormous magnitude was yet to be worked out.