India: Over 70 killed by major dust storm in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

More than 70 people have died following a major dust storm which swept through western and northern India, starting on Wednesday evening. Footage shows the extreme weather conditions and aftermath of the storm in the city of Alwar in Rajasthan on Thursday. According to local media, the death toll has reached 33 in Rajasthan and 100 are reportedly injured. In different parts of Uttar Pradesh, a... Еще total of 45 people have reportedly died and at least 160 have been injured. The high rate of casualties is due to people becoming trapped under falling debris and trees, officials said. The Uttar Pradesh state government announced an alert for the next 48 hours, expecting a further increase in the numbers of casualties in the storm. According to meteorologists, the extreme weather phenomenon is due to the beginning of India’s summer monsoons.

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