Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR; IMD issues fresh warning for Haryana, UP

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

51 had died in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 14 in West Bengal, two in New Delhi and one in Uttarakhand on Sunday, news agency ANI quoted a report published by the Home Ministry. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

The advisory came hours after a massive dust storm hit Delhi and national capital region (NCR) early Wednesday at around 3:00 a.m. local time, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

The weather department has also issued an alert for the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and said these areas may receive heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours. Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed Delhi-NCR while lower the temperature.

A day after Delhi saw a severe dust storm and winds at 107 kmph killing two people here, the national capital on Monday saw a calm day.

On Tuesday evening, the India Meteorological Department had issued a fresh warning for heavy rains and thunderstorm to hit the region in the later part of the evening yesterday. Also, some sources are saying that 136 people injured in lightning strikes and thunderstorms, 123 were from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Delhi and two from Uttarakhand. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderstorms and strong winds across several parts of the country over the next four days.

As per IMD, thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on May 13.

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