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5 killed in storm; air, road traffic badly hit

14 May 2018, 01:09 | Ross Houston

Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India, says Met Department

Deadly dust storms ravage northern India, killing close to 100

As per forecast, the maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 38° C and 23° C. The India Meteorological Department had on Saturday predicted Uttarakhand, J&K and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by squall. A dust-storm has also been predicted over West Madhya Pradesh.

In the wake of this massive storm, flight movement at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has been put on hold. TheMet office has also warned that thunderstorm and dust storm with wind speeds of up to 70 km per hour were "very likely" on Monday in 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Similarly, train services on the Blue line between Noida Sector 16 to Noida City Centre were not available since 5:15 pm due to damage to OHE wire on down section of the Blue line (towards Noida). Almost 31 domestic flights and six worldwide flights were delayed following the dust storm.

In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh where storms had been forecast, nine people including three farmers were killed by lightning, officials said.

"A cyclonic circulation formed near Haryana and north Rajasthan along with the western disturbance".

Gusty winds and rain lashed the national capital, causing the temperature to drop to 25.2 degrees Celsius.

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At least two people were killed and 18 others injured in a severe dust storm that hit Delhi on Sunday evening, PTI quoted police as saying.

Five deaths were reported from Howrah district, while two deaths each from West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts and one from Murshidabad district.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all district magistrates and commissioners to provide immediate relief (to the affected people) and ensure that the injured are provided medical care immediately", Awasthi said.

Five people were killed in Kasganj, three in Bulandshahr and two each in Ghaziabad and Saharanpur.

The storm, which had wind speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour (45 miles per hour), demolished dozens of homes and destroyed power lines in northern Uttar Pradesh state, a government official said.



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