Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR

Vehicles move past a huge tree and an electric pole that fell on cars parked near a pavement on Minto Road after the duststorm hit New Delhi on Wednesday night. An injured autorickshaw driver sits in his partially-damaged vehicle

Vehicles move past a huge tree and an electric pole that fell on cars parked near a pavement on Minto Road after the duststorm hit New Delhi on Wednesday night. An injured autorickshaw driver sits in his partially-damaged vehicle

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storms accompanied with strong winds and lightning are likely to hit Delhi and it's adjacent areas which include Rohtak, Manesar, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Meerut in the next two hours.

On Wednesday morning, an 18-year-old was killed and 13 people were injured in Delhi after a powerful dust storm hit the national Capital. The storm struck the national capital and nearby regions around 3 AM on May 16.

Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR
Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR

The latest storm comes a couple of days after a deadly storm claimed over 80 lives in five states on May 13-14.

Meanwhile, temperature in the morning was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius and generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is expected, a MeT official said. As per reports, the storm wreaks havoc in several areas of Delhi. Reports of disruptions in power supply were received from parts of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karol Bagh among others. Indian Railways function was disrupted as train movement on the section between the Hazrat Nizamuddin and Palwal stations halted due to tree felling.

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Previously on 2 May, at least 100 people had died in north India owing to thunderstorms.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, SubHimalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, south Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.

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