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

16 May 2018

Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said.

He got injured after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert after a massive dust storm hit Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) early Wednesday morning. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Earlier on April 14, a huge dust storm accompanied with gusty winds and squall wreaked havoc in the national capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm early on Wednesday, the weather department had said earlier.

The latest devastation comes almost two weeks after dust and thunderstorm claimed 134 lives injured 400 people in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab on May 2.

Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India.

Some reports are saying that Thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said yesterday.

Subsequently on May 9, several parts of Uttar Pradesh were struck by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured.

The high-velocity winds resulted in several trees being uprooted and also brought down many electric poles causing power outages in the capital city.

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