Sand and Thunderstorms Sweep Across India, Leaving More Than 86 Dead

Clay Curtis
May 16, 2018

At least 34 people were killed and 47 injured when thunderstorms swept Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, displacing hundreds of people, Sanjay Kumar, relief commissioner for the state, told Reuters by telephone from Lucknow, the state capital, adding that the casualty figures might rise. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

Storms with strong winds were "very likely" in most parts of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, India's most populous state, the India Meteorological Department said in its latest forecast.

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An 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours today, police said.

High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services last evening at a number of places in north India, including the national capital. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderstorms and strong winds across several parts of the country over the next four days. Also, the spokesperson said that Dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. At least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.

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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