Man killed and 13 injured in dust storm in Delhi

More thunderstorms headed North India's way

More thunderstorms headed North India's way

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.

A severe dust storm, accompanied with strong winds and light rains, hit Delhi NCR during wee hours on Wednesday causing power outage and uprooting trees in several parts. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

At least one person was killed and 13 injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours of Wednesday.

The police control room received at least 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings or wall collapse, police said.

The met department had on Tuesday predicted thunderstorms and gusty winds for the day in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

According to the IMD alert, the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh can experience thunderstorm and heavy rains in the 72 hours.

The latest devastation comes almost two weeks after dust and thunderstorm claimed 134 lives injured 400 people in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab on May 2.

New Delhi woke up to strong winds accompanied by dust Wednesday, May 16, and the weather is likely to remain the same for a while.

At several places in north India including Delhi, high-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services.

Additionally, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will also see thunderstorms.

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