Paddy crop destroyed in hailstorm in Dhading

DHADING: A hailstorm hit various villages in the northern part in Dhading on Saturday night, destroying ripen paddy plants.

The villages that experienced the hailstorm include Katunje, Marpak and Gangajamuna rural municipalities, and Nilkantha Municipality.

"Ripen paddy plants on hectares of the farmland have been destroyed in the disaster," said Netrawati rural municipality Chairman Narayan Shakya.