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100 died after violent storm and heavy rain hit UP, Rajasthan

A dust storm, accompanied by very heavy rain, wreaked havoc across many districts in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, in India.

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A dust storm, accompanied by very heavy rain, wreaked havoc across many districts in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan yesterday, that is 3rd May 2018, taking lives of more than 100 people, uprooting trees, and flattening thatched houses and injuring many others.

According to the police officials, over 43 people died in Agra alone, while three deaths were reported in Bijnore and two in Saharanpur. 


In the eastern parts of Rajasthan, over 36 people died. Alwar, Dholpur, and Bharatpur were the districts which were the worst-affected.

The intense lightning and dangerous storm uprooted trees, snapped the power cables throughout the region and caused the roofs of many thatched houses to collapse and fall. Amongst the people who lost their lives, most were sleeping when the roofs collapsed because of the natural phenomena.

Even the capital state Delhi witnessed heavy rains and dust storm during Wednesday evening. Although it lasted for a few minutes, it was enough to disrupt the airport activities, causing over fifteen flights, including two international ones, to be diverted.

Expressing his anguish, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Have asked officials to coordinate with the respective state governments and work towards assisting those who have been affected."

The chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Adityanath Yogi and Vasundhara Raje respectively, have ordered to treat this as a natural calamity and have also announced a compensation of up to Rs. 4 lakh to the families of those deceased and Rs.50,000 for each of the injured.


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