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Rain and dust storm lashes Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh; Over 100 people died

Rain and dust storm lashes Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh; Over 100 people died
Written by Abhishek Lohia

As many as 100 people died in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as heavy rain and dust storms on Wednesday evening wreaked havoc in parts of the two states. In Uttar Pradesh, the high-intensity rain and dust storm left 64 people dead and 160 major injured. Agra in UP saw the highest casualties related to Strom as 43 people, including children, losing their lives mainly in houses collapses and tree fall. Nine other people lost their lives in other parts of the state including in Bareilly, Bijnaur, and Saharanpur. According to the meteorological department of Kheria base, on Wednesday night, 48.2 mm rainfall was reported in Agra district between 8:45 pm to 11:30 pm. 126 km/hr storm winds accompanied during the storm.

Additional district magistrate of Agra Rakesh Malpani said the administration would pay Rs 4 lakh each to victim’s family, who were died in the storm. UP chief minister Adityanath directed officers to personally monitoring relief work and provide medical aid to the affected. He warned officers not to be lax.

In Andhra Pradesh, 14 people died due to lightning and storm surge. Confirming this, the Disaster Management Authority of Andhra Pradesh said that there were lightning in 11 districts here. These figures are from 7:30 am to 11:40 pm on Wednesday evening. Apart from this, many bananas, mango trees fell here, and the paddy crop in thousands of acres has also suffered a lot.

In Rajasthan, 27 persons died, and more than a 100 were seriously injured as strong winds, and dust storms hit Dholpur, Bharatpur, and Alwar districts on Wednesday evening. While nine people died in Bharatpur, mainly in building collapses, three were killed in Alwar, three in Bharatpur and two in Jhunjhunu. Two people died in Dholpur when the roof of a building collapsed, and three people were extricated from under the debris of a house in Mohan Colony and rushed to hospital for treatment.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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