IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

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

The advisory came hours after a massive dust storm hit Delhi and national capital region (NCR) early Wednesday at around 3:00 a.m. local time, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply. Of the 136 people injured in lightning strikes and thunderstorms, 123 were from U.P., 11 from Delhi and two from Uttarakhand. Four persons were injured in east Delhi while two persons sustained minor injuries in south Delhi, they added.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over SubHimalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Interior Karnataka and Kerala.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also shared his grief through a tweet, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country". Fourteen vehicles - 13 cars and a motorcycle - were damaged in it, the police said.

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

Hail and rain storms killed more than 78 people in northern and western India at the beginning of this month.

According to the warning bulletin for Thursday, "Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (with speed 50-70 kms) very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh".

Wednesday's storm comes days after the heavy winds and rain killed over 75 people across Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, said a MeT department official.

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