Shocking! Deadly Indian Dust Storm Killed Almost 100 People – Fierce Winds Topple Trees and Destroy Houses (Photos)

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At least 95 people have died and many were injured as fierce dust storms hit the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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Source: PTI

In a nutshell

India suffers from the overnight storm that ravaged Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states. At least 95 people died with 143 injured and the death toll was expected to rise, officials said.

The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock.

Most of the victims were hit by falling walls, trees and electric pylons and houses that collapsed. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after being struck by intense bursts of lightning.

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Source: AFP

Dust storms are common in this part of India in summer but this year’s loss of lives is unusual.

The state government has also announced that families of the dead will receive 400,000 rupees (about $6,000) as compensation.

“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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.

“Have asked officials to coordinate with the respective state governments and work towards assisting those who have been affected,” he added.

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Source: AFP

The storm also hit the capital Delhi, more than 100km (62 miles) away, along with heavy rains late on Wednesday evening.


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