At least 34 people were killed and 47 injured when thunderstorms swept Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, displacing hundreds of people, Sanjay Kumar, relief commissioner for the state, told Reuters by telephone from Lucknow, the state capital, adding that the casualty figures might rise. This was the 2 time in last 4 days when such storm strikes the national capital.
A massive storm accompanied by heavy to moderate rains hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It had also said that parts of Rajasthan could experience dust storms, and isolated areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and most of Northeast India can also expect thunderstorms and strong winds.
The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by a squall in the next few days.
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Heavy rain with dust storms are likely to hit Delhi-NCR include Rohtak, Manesar, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Meerut today.
The devastation comes over fortnight after storms hit Uttar Pradesh (UP), Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab, killing 134 people and injuring over 400.
Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning
In Andhra Pradesh state in the south, at least 12 people were killed by lightning, said M.V. Sheshagiri Babu, the state's relief commissioner.
After the Sunday storm, the weather department had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.
Additionally, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will also see thunderstorms.
It uprooted trees and caused power outages at several parts.