Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR

A tree fell on a car in Noida after a dust storm on Monday

A tree fell on a car in Noida after a dust storm on Monday

As many as 51 people died in Uttar Pradesh, 14 died in West Bengal, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, two in Delhi and one in Uttarakhand, the official added. At least 13 people were injured in Delhi.

A massive storm accompanied by heavy to moderate rains hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Earlier on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted severe weather conditions in several parts of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

After the Sunday storm, the weather department had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.

Strong winds and dust storm, followed by light showers were witnessed across the national capital, as reported by ANI. 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.

On Tuesday evening, the India Meteorological Department had issued a fresh warning for heavy rains and thunderstorm to hit the region in the later part of the evening yesterday.

Last week 18 people were killed in thunderstorm and rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh. "Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are also very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Vidharbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Kerala", the IMD in an advisory said.

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