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

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

He got injured after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house. Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said.

A severe dust storm, accompanied with strong winds and light rains, hit Delhi NCR during wee hours on Wednesday causing power outage and uprooting trees in several parts. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

The IMD has stated that areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm.

India's meteorological department Wednesday issued a fresh warning of thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds in the national capital and its outskirts.

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

The Met office said parts of Rajasthan could also experience dust storms and isolated areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and most of north east India can also expect thunderstorms and strong winds.

Dust storms, hail and lightning claimed 53 lives in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi, according to a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) report.

A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India May 13, 2018. "The frequency of western disturbance is unusually high", Mahesh Pahlawat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet, told The Indian Express.

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

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



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