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US News At least 70 dead as India hit by storms

12:35  14 may  2018
12:35  14 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Govt issues fresh storm warning for Bengal, Odisha, UP and Bihar

  Govt issues fresh storm warning for Bengal, Odisha, UP and Bihar Govt issues fresh storm warning for Bengal, Odisha, UP and BiharThe home ministry put the toll from the thunderstorm and lightning in several north and west Indian states at 124.

At least 70 people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India . Trains have been cancelled and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city.

Dozens of people have been killed in India in powerful storms sweeping across the country.

A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India © Reuters A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India

Dozens of people have been killed in India in powerful storms sweeping across the country.

At least 70 people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India.

Trees and electricity lines have been blown over and homes have been demolished by the extreme weather that has seen huge quantities of dust and sand swirl in the air.

Winds reached almost 70mph on Sunday, meteorological officials said.

A man stands in the ruins of his house which was destroyed in the storms earlier this month © Getty A man stands in the ruins of his house which was destroyed in the storms earlier this month

Trains have been cancelled and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city.

Yogi Adityanath visits victims of dust storm that claimed 73 lives in UP

  Yogi Adityanath visits victims of dust storm that claimed 73 lives in UP Yogi Adityanath visits victims of dust storm that claimed 73 lives in UPTwo days after a deadly dust storm claimed 73 lives and injured 91 in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday met the victims at a hospital. The dust storm that pummeled several parts of western and northern India on Wednesday killed more than 100 people and injured at least 205, in total. In Rajasthan, 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured.

At least 61 people are reported killed in fierce dust storms and more wild weather is forecast. More than 70 people had died in dust storms in the state earlier in May. Twelve people were reported dead in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, which was also severely hit by the storms .

A new wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms have hit northern India killing more than 40 people and leaving widespread disruption, authorities have said. At least 18 people were killed by hail and thunderstorms that brought down walls, trees and power pylons in Uttar Pradesh state

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh state say 38 people were killed there. At least two more were killed in New Delhi. Another 80 were injured by winds which flattened nearly 40 houses across India's most populous state.

On Sunday, 14 people were killed by thunderstorms in West Bengal and 12 by lightning strikes in Andhra Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet that he was "saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country".

Earlier this month, more than 90 people died in deadly dust storms. India has been gripped by a freak weather system since the start of the month. Forecasts have warned of more fierce storms in parts of the north and east of the country over the next two days.

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