23 killed after heavy rain, dust storms lash parts of India

Thunderstorm and squall likely in north Indian hill states from Sunday predicts IMD

Five deaths have been reported from Kasganj, three from Bulandshahr and two each from Ghaziabad and Saharanpur.

"About 10 flights destined for Delhi had to be diverted to nearby airports during the first half an hour of the storm", an airport source said. The disruption was caused after a tree fell on the tracks of the route between Rajiv Chowk to RK Ashram metro stations.

A heavy dust storm and rain hit Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday afternoon.

Delhiites woke up to a sunny morning with the mercury touching 40 degrees during the day but the sky turned cloudy around 4:30 pm.

Yesterday, the maximum settled at a whopping 43.2 degrees Celsius at the Palam observatory with the minimums today being recorded at 28.8 degrees, both three degrees above the normal levels.

India's Meteorological department officials said thunderstorms are expected across north-west India over the next 48 to 72 hours, as several weather phenomena, including western disturbances, converge. More than 70 incoming flights were diverted from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport last evening.

The two deceased included a woman from Pandav Nagar and a youth from Jaitpur area, the lady reportedly died after a tree branch fell on her whereas a person in Jaitpur was hit by a cement sheet that fell on him. Many individuals were murdered within the state of West Bengal, whereas two different people are confirmed dead in Delhi.

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Officials told BBC Hindi that casualties could go up further.

At least 39 people have died in fierce dust storms across four Indian states since Sunday evening, with officials warning of more bad weather to come.

A person in Howrah district suffered serious injuries and was undergoing treatment at a local hospital, the official said.

According to Murshidabad district police, Shankar Mondal (50) was working at a field in Jalangi area of the district, when he was killed by a lightning strike.

The deadly storm also hit West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh killing sixteen people, including four children. She had suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

In the wake of the storm, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath has directed all District Magistrates and Commissioners to provide immediate relief and ensure medical assistance to the injured.

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