Wild storms kill at least 70 in India

14 May, 2018, 13:21 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Thunderstorm, squall likely in UP in next two days

The latest spell of thunderstorms, rains and lightning came almost two weeks after 134 people killed and over 400 injured in UP, Rajasthan, Telangana, Utttarakhand and Punjab states on May 2-3. However after sometimes, Delhi airport Runway reopened for Flight Movement. The blue line of the Delhi metro was cut off after a tree fell on an overhead equipment cable.

The deadly storm in various states on Sunday, left at least forty one people dead, with most of the deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

"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 had said in an advisory.

The latest reports coming from Uttar Pradesh say that yesterday's dust storm has claimed about 38 lives, as six people were killed in Kasganj, the worst hit district, while five people each were killed in Bareilly and Barabanki districts. Three fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire, according to official sources.


Lucknow, May 14 The toll in a dust storm that hit parts of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 39, officials said today.

The hill states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the north and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura in the northeast are also likely to receive rainfall and thunderstorm.

Dust storms also hit a number of others parts of the country. "Thoughts with fellow citizens who have been affected, especially little children". Several goods trains were reportedly stranded, even as operations on other routes remained normal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over and asked officials to provide all possible assistance to those affected.

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