Man killed and 13 injured in dust storm in Delhi

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

This was the second such storm that hit Delhi and its adjoining areas in last three days. Also, the sources are saying that two people died in Delhi and one died in Uttarakhand, as per the ministry spokesperson reports. At least 13 people were injured in Delhi.

A massive dust storm hit Delhi in the early hours on Wednesday, 16 May, as per a DNA report.

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. Almost two weeks ago, 134 people were killed while 400 others were injured after a massive dust and thunderstorm hit Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab.

Walls, trees and power pylons were taken down in Uttar Pradesh state by hail, wind and thunderstorms, leaving 48 dead, according to T.P. Gupta of the state disaster management department.

India's meteorological department Wednesday issued a fresh warning of thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds in the national capital and its outskirts.


The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by squall in the next few days.

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

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

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

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