More than 100 killed as powerful dust storm leaves trail of destruction in north India: On the last Wednesday due to a massive dust storm took place in the various parts of western and northern India, which slain around more, than 100 people and injuring around 100 more in some states, like, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand which leave a trail of destruction, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply in Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh also.
Approximately, around, 64 people were slain in 4 districts of western Uttar Pradesh with maximum deaths report comes from the city Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
35 people were killed in Rajasthan with Bharatpur suffering the maximum damage and the district reported 17 demised.
Around 9 people, reportedly, killed in the neighboring Dholpur in the high-speed dust storm which began around 7 pm, on the yesterday night, and continued the havoc for almost 2 hours. Nine deaths reports are coming from Alwar.
Mostly, the demised occurred in house collapse because of the massive, storm, officials in Rajasthan stated.
Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC) told that at least 2 people were killed in Kumaon and few more injured in some other parts of India, post the rains and thunderstorm lashed the state on a Wednesday night.
A squall and dust storm results in the subsequent, of the massive and the heavy rain which pours in the national capital, New Delhi too, on the Wednesday evening which caused traffic snarls in some parts of the city too.
2 demised were reported from Madhya Pradesh, one from Bhind and another from Satna district anyway.
On a Wednesday night, the normal life was affected in several places in Punjab and Haryana; post a high-velocity dust storm took place there.
In Patiala, 2 people were killed reportedly; post the massive thunderstorm took place.
Light to moderate rains also lashed many places of Northern India anyway.
Thunderstorm, rains in Uttar Pradesh
At least 64 people were killed and dozens of others injured in the massive storm which took place in the districts of western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night.
Around 43 people were killed and 35 others injured in Agra. State government officials stated that more 3 people were also killed in the Bijnore, three in Kanpur, two in Saharanpur and one in Bareilly. Most people were killed in the rural areas of Agra district as the wall of those areas was collapsed.
Yogi Adityanath , the UP Chief Minister, directed the district magistrates of the 4 districts to carry out relief and rescue operations right away.
Destruction in Rajasthan
Vasundhara Raje, the chief minister of Rajasthan, condoled the deaths and she writes in a series of tweets that she has directed ministers and officials in the affected areas to start the relief work very soon.
“An unfortunate incident, we have been working closely with local authorities to mitigate the situation,” Raje tweeted.
“Shri Gulabchand Kataria ji shall be monitoring the situation at Alwar, Shri Arun Chaturvedi Ji in Dholpur; Shri Kalicharan Saraf in Bharatpur & Shri Surendrapal Singh Ji in Jhunjhunu. The Govt. stands firmly with its people at this time,” she added further.
The storm left a trail of destruction which results in the uprooted hundreds of trees and electricity poles too.
Subir Kumar, the Bharatpur divisional commissioner, stated that the compensation of Rs 50,000 will be given to families of those who died in the dust storm from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The storm is the also reason of the massive destruction in Alwar where more than 100 trees were uprooted, many of which fell on stationary vehicles and this snapped the electricity cables. The power distribution company switched off electricity so that further damage will be prevented.
Rajan Vishal, the collector of the Alwar also confirmed about the 3 deaths in the district which is stated that Rakesh Sharma and Mukesh Mahajan were killed in Alwar city and Bhagwani in Bansur.
“Twenty injured have been admitted to the trauma ward in the government hospital in Alwar,” he said.
The collector also stated about the survey of the damaged property which has also been ordered as cloudburst is in the list of national calamities. Private schools in Alwar city were already closed in the state on Thursday.
Rains in Uttarakhand
When the sudden rains, hit the state Uttarakhand, which turned to be going and affected the Char Dham pilgrimage. Officials, though, said debris from the roads was cleared predominantly in Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts.
There were some reports coming about the cloudburst took place in the Narayan Bagar of Chamoli as the rainwater brought tons of debris.
The Police in Chamoli, though, denied the reports of the cloudburst.
“Some vehicles were trapped as the rains and debris blocked the Badrinath highway. The highway has been cleared now,” it said in an official communiqué.
The storm uprooted several trees and snapped electricity in the capital city Dehradun.
Villages in the Jaunpur area near Mussoorie were also in the dark and the reports suggest electricity and water supply has also been affected in Nainital, Haldwani and some other remote locations.
Weather department officials stated that the downpour and cloudburst are expected to continue for another 48 hours particularly in the hilly regions, including, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts.
A fresh western disturbance is approaching, which is all set to affect the western Himalayan region from this 5th May, the Meteorological Centre, Uttarakhand warned.
Two dead in Madhya Pradesh
As per reports, 2 kids, died and at least a dozen were injured subsequent the dust storm in northern Madhya Pradesh.
In Kalyanpur village of Bhind district, the 2-year-old boy was killed and 2 men were hurt post a house collapsed throughout the storm. Another demised report, coming from the Uchera village of Satna district.
In another occurrence in Bhind town, 2 minors were injured when a tin shed fell on them.
The high-speed wind snapped the electricity supply which uprooted more than 50 trees in northern MP, which include, Bhind, Morena, Gwalior, Dabra, and Datia.
Rainfall in Delhi
Apart from traffic snarls, 15 flights, which is consists of the 2 international, were diverted because of the bad weather, airport officials in Delhi told the same.
A squall with a wind speed of 59 km per hour hit the city in the evening, in the evening time, met department stated the same. The Safdarjung observatory and that recording is well thought-out the official figure for Delhi, that is recorded around 13.4mm rainfall.
The weather office has also predicted the overcast skies and there will be the possibility of a drizzle on Thursday, reported.
“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 36 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively,” the weatherman said.
Punjab and Haryana hit
Many parts of Punjab including Mohali, Zirakpur, Ludhiana, and Muktsar were hit by the dust storm where 2 people were slain and other injured.
The storm, with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph, hit Chandigarh at the afternoon time, forcing vehicles to move with their headlights in order to avoid the further mishap.
Panchkula, Karnal, Mahendergarh, and Ambala were among the other places in Haryana that were affected because of the dust storm.
There were reports of trees being uprooted on some of the roads in the region whilst power supply was also hit for a brief period of the time because of the storm.
The met department stated that the maximum temperatures dropped at the several places in the region post the dust storm and rain.