24-hour dust, thunderstorm warnings issued in hill states

May 08, 2018, 16:50 IST | mid-day online desk

Till date, as many as 124 people lost their lives due to high-intensity dust storms in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan

Thunderstorm warningThunderstorm warning

On Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and its neighbouring hill states predicting mild thunderstorms and dust storms for the next 24 hours.

"In the next 24 hours, hill states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh will continue to experience thunderstorms as they have experienced yesterday. The activity over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan will reduce as compared to yesterday," said KJ Ramesh, Director General, IMD.

A high-intensity dust storm hit New Delhi and Haryana on late Monday night.The high-speed winds hit the national capital and adjoining areas in NCR - including Gurgaon and Noida, prompting authorities to issue advisory.

Till date, as many as 124 people lost their lives due to high-intensity dust storms in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan earlier this week with the highest casualties in UP, where about 73 persons were killed. In Rajasthan, 35 persons were killed, while 209 were left injured.

Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from ANI

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This Mumbai couple sells their wildlife photos to help thirsty animals