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Thunderstorm Alert LIVE updates: 3 dead in Firozabad as storm strikes again

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 May 2018, 06:44 PM
Thunderstorm Alert! Massive dust storm with gusty winds, rain likely to hit Delhi-NCR region (Photo Source: PTI)
Thunderstorm Alert! Massive dust storm with gusty winds, rain likely to hit Delhi-NCR region (Photo Source: PTI)

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a fresh warning about a thunderstorm, accompanied by gusty winds and moderate squall in several parts of northern India in the next two hours.

"Thunderstorm with strong winds and rain likely to occur over places in and around Mahendragarh, Kosli, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida and Greater Noida in the next two hours: India Meteorological Dept," the news agency ANI reported.

The prediction has come a week after a high-velocity dust storm killed at least 53 people and left behind a trail of destruction across India.

Here are the LIVE updates:

# 06:40 PM: 3 dead in Firozabad after a medium intensity thunderstorm hit the area: Sanjay Kumar, Relief Commissioner

# 01:04 PM: Rainfall with sharp winds and thunderstorms will be witnessed in Narnaul, Bawal, Alwar, Rewari, Kosli, Mahedaragadh, Bhiwadi, Hodal, Palwal, Sohna and surrounding areas in the next two hours.

# 11:08 AM: IMD weather warning: Mahendergarh, Kosali, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh - Light rainfall and cloudy weather. Manesar, Gurugram, Noida and Greater Noida - Weather is clear.

# 08:10 AM: Thunderstorm with strong winds and rain likely to occur over places in and around Mahendragarh, Kosli, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida and Greater Noida in the next two hours: India Meteorological Dept.

The massive storm with a wind speed of 120 km per hour uprooted several trees and electricity poles, dipped the visibility and brought traffic to a standstill, while pedestrians rushed to seek shelter.

Uttar Pradesh bore the brunt of the hailstorm which left at least 39 people dead, while 12 people including four children were killed in West Bengal, nine in Andhra Pradesh, and two in Delhi.

The thunderstorms, which is the result of a new western disturbance in the Mediterranean Sea, lashed several parts of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh along with low to moderate rains.

First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 08:31 AM
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