Dust storm, rains kill 50 in Uttar Pradesh, 27 in Rajasthan: Top updates


A dust storm hit Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, leaving 40-50 people dead; Agra was the most affected district. In Rajasthan, a high-intensity shower followed by torrential rains hit parts of the state overnight, leaving at least 27 people dead and nearly 100 wounded.

In addition to Rajasthan and UP, a storm and dust storm followed by heavy rains hit the national capital and the National Capital Region (NCR), too, bringing the minimum temperature to 22 degrees Celsius. However, the maximum temperature reached 38.3 degrees Celsius. The gusty winds knocked down and knocked down trees in many places, blocking lots of roads, causing traffic jams in several areas.

These are the main updates about heavy rains, dust storms and showers in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh:

1) The dust storm kills 40-50 in Uttar Pradesh: About 50 people died after a dust storm hit Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Agra was the most affected district, the commissioner of Income and State Relief, Sanjay Kumar, told news agencies, adding that relief would be given within 24 hours to those affected.

2) The death toll in Rajasthan amounts to 27: in Rajasthan, the houses collapsed and the power poles and trees were uprooted when the heavy dust storm swept the Matsya region. Two of those killed in Dholpur were from Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

“So far, 27 people have died due to the disaster: 12 in Bharatpur, 10 in Dholpur and 5 in Alwar The storm was reported mainly in three districts,” said Hemant Kumar Gera, secretary of state for disaster management and relief .

3) About 100 injured in Rajasthan: Gera said 102 people were injured in the disaster: 20 in Alwar, 32 in Bharatpur and 50 in Dholpur. “Some were receiving primary treatment while others were discharged, and a critical patient from Dholpur was referred to Jaipur,” he said.

A detailed report of the disaster was expected, even when relief and rescue teams had been pressured to clear debris and restore power, he said.

4) Relief of 400,000 rupees for deceased relatives: Gera said that the contingency funds had been handed over to the administration of the affected districts. He said that Rs 400,000 (Rs 4 lakh) would be given to the family members of the deceased, Rs 200,000 (Rs 2 lakh) to people who have suffered 60% of injuries, and Rs 60,000 to people with injuries of 40 to 50 per hundred.

5) CM Vasundhara Raje ensures all possible help: the Prime Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, expressed his sorrow for the calamity and said that the authorities involved had been directed to guarantee all possible help to the victims. “They have ordered the ministers and officials interested in the affected areas to start working immediately,” he wrote on Twitter.

6) Ashok Gehlot cancels the birthday celebration: In view of the calamity, the National General Secretary of the Congress Ashok Gehlot canceled the celebrations of his birthday at his official residence in Jaipur. “We are extremely distressed by the loss of life in the state and we support the victims in this hour of tragedy, we cancel all the celebrations at my residence today, and the organizers can continue with the blood donation camps and the Janhit programs,” he said. .

7) 15 flights diverted from Delhi airport: meanwhile, 15 flights, including two international ones, were diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather, airport officials said.

A strong storm caused the fall of a tree on the road near the Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi, which caused a traffic jam in the area.

Some other parts of the city, such as Sansad Marg, Lajpat Nagar and Dwarka were also hit by the rain, which started at 7.40pm.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered the official Delhi figure, registered 13.4 mm of rain.