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More than 90 people dead as rain and dust storms lash Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

Gusty winds toppled and fell trees at many places, blocking portions of roads that resulted in traffic jams in several areas.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 03 May 2018, 15:33:35

At least 27 people have been killed in Rajasthan and 64 people have lost their lives in the thunderstorm and hailstorm that battered the whole of north India.

Bharatpur suffered the maximum damage in Rajasthan in terms of loss to life as 12 people were killed in the district. Six people died in neighbouring Dholpur in the high-speed dust storm that started around 7pm and wreaked havoc for two hours.

Four deaths were reported from Alwar and one each from Jhunjhunu and Bikaner.

Most deaths occurred in house collapse due to the storm, officials in Rajasthan said.

According to reports, several electricity poles and trees uprooted,hence disrupting power supply in Punjab.

In Agra, at least 43 people were killed in thunderstorm and rains and several others were injured.

Gusty winds toppled and fell trees at many places, blocking portions of roads that resulted in traffic jams in several areas.

Earlier in the week, the Met Department said that dust storm and thundershower activities will also be expected over Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.

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First Published: 03 May 2018, 11:57:19

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