Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning

Непогода в Индии количество погибших возросло

Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

He got injured after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house.

Wednesday's storm was the second of its kind to hit the national capital in the past four days.

The police control room received at least 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings or wall collapse, police said.

Areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm early on Wednesday, the weather department had said earlier.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature. On Tuesday, the IMD had forecasted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India May 13, 2018.

The met department had on Tuesday predicted thunderstorms and gusty winds for the day in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh. "But not of this severity. The frequency of western disturbance is unusually high", said Mahesh Pahlawat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet, reported The Indian Express. As per reports, 18 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, 8 in Andhra Pradesh, 3 in Telangana, 9 in West Bengal and 5 in Delhi-NCR and rest number was reported from other parts of the country due to heavy rain and storm.

In Andhra Pradesh state in the south, at least 12 people were killed by lightning, said M.V. Sheshagiri Babu, the state's relief commissioner.

It uprooted trees and caused power outages at several parts.

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