Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

At least 12 more people were killed after a thunderstorm wreaked havoc in parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Four persons died in Etawah, three in Mathura and one each in Agra, Aligarh, Kanpur and Firozabad.

A 15-year-old boy died when lightning struck him at Mohabbatpura village in Hathras district.

According to the IMD forecast, there has been a significant decrease in thunderstorm activity over north-west India, which will result in a rise in temperature by 2-3 degree Celsius during next two days.

MeT Department said, gusty winds swept the city at 35 to 36 kms per hour.

"16 people and 22 animals were dead and 25 people have been injured in nine districts due to a thunderstorm in Western UP yesterday". The high-speed winds hit the national capital and adjoining areas in NCR - including Gurgaon and Noida, prompting authorities to issue advisory.

In an official statement here, he asked the ministers in-charge and district magistrates to visit the affected districts.

A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 14 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. About 100 people were killed then in the state as mud houses collapsed, trees were uprooted and electricity cables snapped.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Karnataka for election campaigning, has expressed grief over the tragedy.

The India Meteorological Department has come under attack from various quarters for providing inaccurate predictions in recent months. Parts of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Delhi experienced rain and strong winds on Tuesday.

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