A view of damaged wheat crop due to heavy rains, winds in Kurram Agency. - Photo by Ali Afzal

SADDA, 19 May: Heavy rains coupled with strong winds have damaged standing crops and orchards in Kurram Agency.

The local people said their standing crops of wheat and orchards have been damaged due to rains and hailstorm for the last three days. The affected farmers have demanded the political administration to extend financial assistance to them.

“Wheat, tomato and other vegetable crops have been damaged by rains. Most people in this area are poor. The governor should extend financial assistance to us for our damages,” a local farmer told TNN.

Electricity supply has been disconnected to several areas as power pylons have fallen due to strong winds. People of the area are facing many difficulties due to disconnection of power supply.

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