Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday

Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday

At least one person was killed and 13 injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours of Wednesday. Also, the sources are saying that two people died in Delhi and one died in Uttarakhand, as per the ministry spokesperson reports.

The police control room received at least 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings or wall collapse, police said.

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.

The weather department has also issued an alert for the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and said these areas may receive heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours. The dust storm coupled with rain and lightning uprooted trees and disrupted rail and flight services and brought traffic to a standstill.

A number of trees uprooted due to storm and strong winds and power supply was also affected in many areas.

India's state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR), quoting the latest warning, said thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds would very likely take place at isolated places.

Meanwhile, as many as 80 were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths.

Last week 18 people were killed in thunderstorm and rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh.

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

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