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Dust Storm, Rain In Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Kill Over 90: Updates

Uttar Pradesh And Rajashtan Storm: Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to personally monitor relief work, provide medical aid to affected in his state

Dust Storm, Rain In Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Kill Over 90: Updates

Houses collapsed, power lines snapped,in many parts of Rajasthan in the dust storm.

Lucknow/Jaipur: Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been struck by intense weather conditions like storm, lightning and rains, leading to several deaths and damage to property. Sixty four people died in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday  after heavy rains, hail storm and lightning struck western parts of the state. Agra has been the worst hit with 36 deaths. Government records said 38 people were injured across the state. In Rajasthan,  27 people have died and several injured in Rajasthan last night after a powerful dust storm swept through the state.
 

Here are the updates on the aftermath of the heavy storm in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan:

May 03, 2018 16:35 (IST)
Number of deaths rises to 100

The number of deaths due to the dust storm in northern India has risen to 100. Houses collapsed and trees and poles were uprooted in the storm that also led to power outages. In Uttar Pradesh, the high-intensity dust storm left 64 people dead and 47 injured. In Rajasthan, 33 were killed, taking the combined death toll to 97. About 100 people were injured in the state, officials said. In Uttar Pradesh, Agra district was the worst hit, accounting for 36 deaths and injuries to 35 others, officials said.
May 03, 2018 14:29 (IST)
64 people have died in Uttar Pradesh, according to officials.
May 03, 2018 13:03 (IST)
The storm had hit western Uttar Pradesh after 6.30 pm. While it was not of very high intensity, local factors often play a role in the impact, officials said.  
May 03, 2018 13:00 (IST)
Scenes from Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar yesterday.

May 03, 2018 12:58 (IST)
Over 70 Dead After Storm, Rain Hit Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan: 10 Points
A dust storm, accompanied with rain and hail in some sports, wreaked havoc across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan yesterday, killing more than 70 people, uprooting trees and flattening houses. In Uttar Pradesh, 45 people died - 36 of them in Agra alone. In neighbouring Rajasthan, the figure was 27. The storm swept across Delhi too, but no loss or damages have been reported from the national capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences and said the states have been offered help to deal with the crisis.
May 03, 2018 12:24 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to personally monitor relief work, provide medical aid to affected in the state.
May 03, 2018 12:08 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted on the storm that has affected several parts of the country.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.Have asked officials to coordinate with the respective state governments and work towards assisting those who have been affected," PM Modi tweeted.