On a destructive hailstorm in Gormi area of Bhind district on 30 October 1961
According to press reports, a hailstorm of severe intensity followed by heavy downpour of rain, hit badly about 45 villages in the area between Phopha and Gormi on the banks of the river Kllrai in Bhind district of Gwalior Division in Madhya Pradesh, at 1630 IST on 30 October 1961. In that destructive hailstorm which lashed for about one hour, hailstones of the size of small pebbles were reported to have killed 12 persons and injured 97 seriously, while 700 to 1000 heads of cattle were also reported to have perished. Further the storm was reported to have caused extensive damage to standing Kharif crops over an area of about 4000 acres and the loss was estimated to be about rupees 20 lakhs.
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