Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

At least one person was killed and 13 hurt in the strong winds, accompanied by dust that hit Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) early Wednesday morning in the early hours of Wednesday. Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said.

Wednesday's storm was the second of its kind to hit the national capital in the past four days.

A massive storm accompanied by heavy to moderate rains hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

The met department had on Tuesday predicted thunderstorms and gusty winds for the day in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

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Strong winds and dust storm, followed by light showers were witnessed across the national capital, as reported by ANI.

A wave of sandstorms and thunderstorms sweeping through in India have left at least 86 people dead and 100 others injured, authorities said Monday. The dust storms and thunderstorms caused destruction in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and New Delhi, that saw 40 people killed, leaving over a trail of destruction. In a previous warning, the weather department had forecast moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by loud peals of thunder with frequent lightning flashes.

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

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

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