HOJAI: Hojai, the headquarter of the newly created central Assam district suddenly turned into Kashmir after a huge hailstorm that lashed the town for half an hour on Friday.
Hailstorm accompanied by rain lashed a huge area at 3.45 in the afternoon amid thunder and lightening which lasted till 4.15 leaving the entire area in a Kashmir-like state with huge hailstones covering the surface.
People in large number came out of the houses after the rain and found it utterly surprised to have looked the post hailstorm scene that disrupted normal life. Huge hailstones took two hours to melt.
“I was frightened as I came to head the sound of thunder amid the heavy hailstorms. I could not look into the house yard at that moment,” said Narayan Chanda, a student in Hojai.
Chain Room Sharma, a local resident said,” the falling of hailstones on the rooftop was enchanting indeed which lasted for a little while. Never have I seen such scene during the last 45 years. Wonderful indeed.”
Normalcy returned only in the evening. There is,however, no report of any casaulaties.