Around 100 killed as storms ravage India

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27 people were killed and at least 100 others were left injured after a high-speed dust storm wreaked havoc in parts of Rajasthan uprooting many trees and electric lines.

The weather report also stated that dust storm and thundershower activities are also expected over Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh. Around 150 people were also injured in the two states. "We have alerted health department officials, including doctors, power department and district administration officials to provide treatment to those injured and fix the damage caused by the storm in the district", has said Rajan Vishal, Alwar district collector.

The death toll in the dust storm and lightning strikes at many places in Uttar Pradesh overnight has climbed up to 62, officials said on Thursday.

At least 97 people were killed and hundreds injured as a deadly dust storm ripped through northern India on Wednesday evening.


Relief workers are now battling to clear debris in affected areas and provide urgent medical care to those injured in the storms.

"We have prioritized restoration work so that drinking water and electricity get restored". The Times of India reports that 36 people, including children, lost their lives there. But the extent of the damage was known only this morning. As phone connections have been severed, it was hard to contact the interiors.

Power was cut in many parts of Rajasthan as thousands of electricity pylons were destroyed.

At least 77 people were killed, many by collapsing roofs and falling trees.


Both Bharatpur and Alwar were without power through the night.

The Chief Minister tweeted that she has directed ministers to start their relief works.

The meteorological department has warned that a dust storm, rainfall or thunderstorm may occur at some areas in Bikaner, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Jhunjhunu, Swai Madhopur, Sikar, Sriganganagar and Jaisalmer districts. Heavy rains also lashed parts of the city, bringing down the maximum temperature to 28 degrees Celsius.


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