Monday, 16 July, 2018

Massive Dust Storm, Strong Winds Hit Delhi NCR; Power Outage Reported

This comes after the deadly storm on May 13-14 claimed over 80 lives across five states in the country Massive Dust Storm, Strong Winds Hit Delhi NCR; Power Outage Reported
Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 14:11

An 18-year-old from Gokal Puri area, identified as Sohail, was killed after one of the walls of his house collapsed on him, reported news agency PTI.

Days after a thunderstorm and dust storms hit Delhi-NCR, a powerful dust storm accompanied with rain and squall hit Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family. Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas also witnessed light rain in early morning hours on Wednesday (16.05.2018).

As many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR, police said.

Earlier, dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, killing at least 51 people and leaving behind a massive trail of destruction.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Heavy rain with dust storms are likely to hit Delhi-NCR include Rohtak, Manesar, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Meerut today.

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

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours. At least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.

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.

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