Dust storm: Strong winds lash Delhi-NCR early this morning

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 16, 2018, 09:03 AM(IST)

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A massive dust storm hit the national capital in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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

This comes after the deadly storm on May 13-14 claimed over 80 lives across five states in the country.

During that time, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.

Previously on May 2, at least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms. 

Earlier, in West Bengal, five deaths were reported from Howrah district, while two deaths each from West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts and one from Murshidabad district, as per reports.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the Met office said that in coastal areas, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior parts of south Karnataka, north Tamil Nadu and Kerala will also see thunderstorm activity. Northeastern part of India is also expected to experience some activity.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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