11 killed as dust, thunderstorm hits many parts of UP

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New Delhi, May 10: At least 11 people were killed and 11 people injured in Agra, Etawah, Mathura, Aligarh, Firozabad and Kanpur Rural districts, in dust-storm on Wednesday.

Gusty winds are blowing across western and central Uttar Pradesh and hail has also been reported from Firozabad, neighbouring the Taj city, an official told IANS. The Regional Met office here has predicted more such storms in the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials of the storm hit districts of Aligarh, Agra, Mathura and Firozabad to ensure prompt relief to those affected in the rough weather.

He has also warned officials against any laxity with regards to relief and has asked them to make an immediate assessment of the losses and damage caused by the storm and ensure speedy disbursal of compensation.

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