56 killed by dust-storms and turbulent weather in India

May 19, 2011NEW DELHI: At least 56 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar when severe duststorm accompanying with rain and thundershowers lashed some parts of the states on Wednesday evening, according to All India Radio. In Uttar Pradesh, at least 30 people were killed in cyclonic storm that hit several districts of eastern UP. Eight people were killed in Siddhartha Nagar, Seven in Jaunpur, five each in Varanasi, Bhadohi and Ambekarnagar. According to AIR, high velocity wind and scattered rain is still occurring at some places in Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Basti divisions. Eight members of a marriage party were killed when a tree, uprooted by a fierce duststorm, fell on their jeep in Siddhartnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported. Rains, accompanied by high-velocity winds, lashed Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bahraich and Sultanpur disrupting normal life. The showers plummeted mercury providing respite to people from the searing heat in the state where Jhansi sizzled at 46 degrees Celsius. –Times of India
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3 Responses to 56 killed by dust-storms and turbulent weather in India

  1. pam says:

    Sounds like the start of the monsoon season to me – I remember just north of Mumbai, that when the season started it would start with a very strong wind and storm. Seems to be a little bit early, to me, but I’m remembering from living there 20 years ago.


    • J Guffey says:

      Thanks for sharing Julie. It looks like the only thing for certain concerning our weather will be “uncertainty”. We have taken so much for granted for too long. At least, I have. Almost nothing surprises me anymore.

      It’s great sharing with each other on EP and at least have a little insight as to what is going on around the world and in the universe.


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