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India : Hailstorm : 2003/03/19
GLIDE: ST-2003-000134-IND  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2003/03/19
Name Hailstorm
Outline An unexpected severe hailstorm with a wind speed of 60-70 km per hour affected three districts in West Bengal, namely Bankura, Hooghly and, Howrah. The death toll has gone up to 30 people, more than 500 people have been injured.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report 2003/03/19
Death:30 people
Injured:500 people
Fully collapsed: 31,277 houses
Partially collapsed: 35,000 houses

In the Bankura district
Destroyed: 6,852 houses
Damaged:23,953 houses

Crops loss amounts: INR 761.9 million (about USD 16 million).

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