High-speed winds kill two, injure 15 in MP, other northern states on alert

May 08, 2018, 07:09 IST | Agencies

The winds hit Porsa on Sunday, damaging several houses and uprooting trees, Ambah town's sub-divisional magistrate R S Bakna said

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets the victims of Wednesday's storm, in Agra, on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets the victims of Wednesday's storm, in Agra, on Saturday. Pic/PTI

A woman and a child were killed in separate incidents of house collapse and 15 others injured when high velocity winds swept across Porsa town, an official said.

The winds hit Porsa on Sunday, damaging several houses and uprooting trees, Ambah town's sub-divisional magistrate R S Bakna said. A 60-year-old woman died when her house collapsed. Even, a 12-year-old boy was killed when his house came crashing down.

Thunderstorm warning for northern states
The IMD has issued an alert forecasting that several parts of north India could witness thunderstorm on Tuesday with winds gusting up to 50-70 km/hour. It has indicated severe weather for J&K, Uttarkhand, HP, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, UP, Sikkim and West Bengal.

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