Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

An 18-year-old Sohail of Gokal Puri area was killed after a wall of his house collapsed on him, said media reports. Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said.

The weather turbulence will subside by Wednesday, however, a fresh round of scattered thundershowers may hit the Western Himalayan region, east India and south peninsular India early next week, the Met office forecast said. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning
Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

New Delhi woke up to strong winds accompanied by dust Wednesday, May 16, and the weather is likely to remain the same for a while.

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.

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

The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by squall in the next few days. "But not of this severity".

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The devastation comes over fortnight after storms hit Uttar Pradesh (UP), Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab, killing 134 people and injuring over 400.

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

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A wave of sandstorms and thunderstorms sweeping through in India have left at least 86 people dead and 100 others injured, authorities said Monday.

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