Dust storm in capital claims one life, several injured

This comes after the deadly storm on May 13-14 claimed over 80 lives across five states in the country

A police report is indicating that Sohail of northeast Delhi's Gokal Puri area was killed after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

Rain lashed parts of Delhi early Wednesday morning. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued fresh weather warning for 72 hours in parts of north India including New Delhi and national capital region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also shared his grief through a tweet, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country".

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Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India."But not of this severity".

Earlier, dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, killing at least 51 people and leaving behind a massive trail of destruction.

On Friday, this adverse weather might affect West Bengal, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab, the India Meteorological Department said. This includes Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. The dust storm coupled with rain and lightning uprooted trees and disrupted rail and flight services and brought traffic to a standstill. It also warned of thunderstorms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the next two days.

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