Dhubri, April 19: Jinura Khatoon, 28, of Jhaudanga was killed and 10 villages were affected by a storm in Mancachar last evening.
Khatoon died when lightning struck her. The hailstorm caused severe damage to standing crops and houses with tiled roofs, an official source said.
Paddy and vegetable fields were extensively damaged in Kakripara, Jhaudanga, Pakhuria, Kalapani, Baghapara, Kukurmara, Fekamari and Hatsighimari villages under Mancachar revenue circle. Farhad Ali Sheikh, a farmer of South Salamar village, which was partially affected by the hailstorm, said his paddy field was damaged. South Salmara-Mancachar sub-divisional officer Swami Viswanathan said he was yet to receive any report.