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After Dust Storm In Delhi, MeT Department Issues Fresh Thunderstorm Alert

16 May 2018

An 18-year-old Sohail of Gokal Puri area was killed after a wall of his house collapsed on him, said media reports.

As many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR, police said.

A massive storm, along with rains, hit the Delhi-NCR region in the wee hours of Wednesday, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

After several parts of India witnessed severe weather conditions in the last few days, which even killed over 50 people, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a fresh thunderstorm alert in the Delhi-NCR region.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with a wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand", the weather department predicted today.

Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India. "But not of this severity". The dust storms and thunderstorms caused destruction in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and New Delhi, that saw 40 people killed, leaving over a trail of destruction. "The frequency of western disturbance is unusually high", said Mahesh Pahlawat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet, reported The Indian Express.

Trees fell down on vehicles in several areas due to strong winds and dust storm in the national capital. At least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.

After Dust Storm In Delhi, MeT Department Issues Fresh Thunderstorm Alert