Dust storm in capital claims one life, several injured

Dust storm in capital claims one life, several injured

He got injured after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house.

A massive storm, along with rains, hit the Delhi-NCR region in the wee hours of Wednesday, 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 IMD has stated that areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm.

Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country, with the number of casualties estimated between 80 and 100 across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region.

Dust storm in capital claims one life, several injured

Strong winds, accompanied by dust and light rain brought a sudden decline in the temperatures. On Tuesday, the IMD had forecasted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

After the intense thunderstorm activity on Sunday that left more than 80 people dead, the Met office has predicted thunderstorms and gusty winds on Tuesday in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India May 13, 2018. Dust storms are also very likely in isolated places across Rajasthan.

Power distribution company BSES Delhi said it had put its teams on high-alert and were trying to restore power disruptions in some areas. 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.

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