Thunderstorms killed more than 80 People, in 6 Northern States

Postado Mai 16, 2018

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. Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) strong winds and lighting are likely to hit Delhi and it's adjacent areas in the next two hours.

After a massive dust storm hit Delhi-NCR early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region. 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. Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed Delhi-NCR while lower the temperature.

The Met office predicts storm and winds of less severity for 48 hours starting Tuesday.

At several places, high-velocity winds of over 100mph uprooted trees, electricity poles, and affected rail, air and road services.

Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country, with the number of casualties estimated between 80 and 100 across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region.

As per IMD, thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on May 13.