53 Killed in Dust, Thunderstorm across India

New Delhi, May 14: At least 53 people lost their lives on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi after dust storms and thunderstorms created havoc in several parts across the country.

According to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), at least 53 people have died and 65 injured due to thunderstorm across the country.

Thirty-nine people died in Uttar Pradesh, while 4 were killed in West Bengal and nine in Andhra Pradesh. While one death also reported from the national capital.

The total number of injured were 65 — in Uttar Pradesh 53, in West Bengal one person and in Delhi eleven people,” the statement said.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rain accompanied by strong winds will continue for the next 72 hours across the country, although the intensity might not be as strong.


 53 people have died and 65 injured due to thunderstorm

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Road accident on Delhi-Kanpur Highway

Close shave for BJP MP Hema Malini 

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Visuals from Varanasi

Visuals from Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan

Number of flight diverted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport

Congress President Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences

My condolences to the families of those killed in the severe storms and lightning strikes across India, yesterday. Many have also been injured. I urge Congress Party workers to provide all possible assistance to the families of those killed and injured.

President Ram Nath Kovind has also expressed grief over the deaths 


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