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Keonjhar: Keonjhar witnessed an unusually heavy hailstorm turning its landscape snow white on Monday.

From roads, to houses to agricultural fields, the entire area was covered with hailstones.

“It was just like snowfall as the entire region felt as if covered in white snow during the storm that lasted for nearly half an hour today,” said a local resident.

Pramila Sahu, another local resident said, “We had not witnessed such type of phenomenon and the hailstorm created an impression of snowfall here.”

Sahu further claimed that though rain and hailstorms provided much needed relief from the scorching heat, it has also created problems for the farmers as crops in several hectares of land have been damaged.

According to sources, it left behind a trail of destruction with several asbestos roofs bearing the brunt of the hailstones.

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