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Storm hits Delhi-NCR, Met department issues warning in nearby areas

Storm hits Delhi-NCR, Met department issues warning in nearby areas

Gusty winds and rain is expected to lash areas like Narnaul, Alwar, Bharatpur, Mathura and Agra, the IMD release stated.

One person was injured in Dwarka while two persons sustained minor injuries in west Delhi during the storm.

This was the second such storm that hit Delhi and its adjoining areas in last three days. At least 13 people were injured in Delhi.

The advisory came hours after a massive dust storm hit Delhi and national capital region (NCR) early Wednesday at around 3:00 a.m. local time, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Storm hits Delhi-NCR, Met department issues warning in nearby areas
Storm hits Delhi-NCR, Met department issues warning in nearby areas

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.

Earlier on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted severe weather conditions in several parts of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Walls, trees and power pylons were taken down in Uttar Pradesh state by hail, wind and thunderstorms, leaving 48 dead, according to T.P. Gupta of the state disaster management department.

In Andhra Pradesh state in the south, at least 12 people were killed by lightning, said M.V. Sheshagiri Babu, the state's relief commissioner. In the south, Telangana, Rayalaseema, interior areas of south Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to see thunderstorm activity on Monday.