At least 71 people have been confirmed as deaths due to heavy winds and lightning on Sunday evening in many parts of the country including the capital Delhi.
Monday, 12 noon:
In Uttar Pradesh, 42 people have died and more than 80 have been injured.
14 people have died in West Bengal.
In Andhra Pradesh, 12 people have died and one person is seriously injured.
Two people in Delhi and Jhajjar district of Haryana have been confirmed dead.
(Based on talks with the Office of Relief Commissioner of the States)
According to the Meteorological Department, winds of up to 109 kilometers per hour were observed in Delhi and adjoining areas Sunday morning.
With the effect of winds, hundreds of trees and electric columns were crushed. This also affected road traffic.
Andhra Pradesh’s relief commissioner’s office told the BBC: “There have been confirmed 12 people killed due to high winds and electricity in different parts of the state. This number may increase.”
Delhi’s relief commissioner Manisha Saxena told the BBC: “A woman has died in Pandav Nagar area due to the falling of trees due to high winds.”
At the same time, according to the news agency PTI, a young man has also died due to falling bricks in Delhi.
According to correspondent Amitabh Bhattasali, 14 people, including five children, have died in West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter while expressing sadness over the deaths of people due to the typhoon and hurricane: “I am sad due to the massacre caused by the storm in some parts of the country, I am concerned about the affected families. I have been asked to provide all possible assistance to the people affected by the authorities. ”
Saddened by the loss of lives Condolences to the bereaved families I prayed for those speedy recovery Asked officers to provide all possible assistance to those affected
11:25 PM – May 13, 2018
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Was issued warning
Before the storm on Sunday, the weather department issued an alert.
In the wake of the Meteorological Department’s warning, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh, including Delhi, had warned of heavy winds and rain, and people were asked to stay within their homes or in safe places.
Thunderstorms in Agra
The relief department is currently taking stock of the damage caused by the storm and is alerting the people.
More than 100 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in the hurry that lasted for 2 May ie Wednesday.
In Uttar Pradesh, a total of 70 people died, of whom 43 were from Agra.
This time, neighboring district Kasganj is most affected by the situation where the death of five people has been confirmed so far.
Sanjay Kumar says, “The danger of the storm is not yet over. After taking the districts of western Uttar Pradesh, it has now moved towards eastern Uttar Pradesh, where in more than ten districts, there may be winds of wind near about one o’clock in the night. And heavy rain can occur. ”
Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar points out, “Hurricane has advanced towards eastern UP where fast winds can run in ten districts, including Maharajganj, Ghazipur, Banaras and Bhadohi.”
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