Rain lashed parts of Delhi early Wednesday morning.
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. Uttar Pradesh saw a death toll of 18 people while 12 people died in West Bengal and two in Delhi, officials said. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family. This was the 2 time in last 4 days when such storm strikes the national capital.
As many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR, police said. Almost two weeks ago, 134 people were killed while 400 others were injured after a massive dust and thunderstorm hit Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
After the Sunday storm, the weather department had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.
The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by a squall in the next few days.
Strong winds, accompanied by dust and light rain brought a sudden decline in the temperatures.
Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country, with the number of casualties estimated between 80 and 100 across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region. In the south, Telangana, Rayalaseema, interior areas of south Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to see thunderstorm activity on Monday.