Toll rises to 12 in UP thunderstorm

Heavy rains in Mathura kill 2 dust storm in Agra blinds tourists

Heavy rains in Mathura kill 2 dust storm in Agra blinds tourists

He rushed back to Agra to meet the families of the victims and injured.

He said all the fix works of the damage caused by the storm must commence at the earliest along with the assessment of the damage. In Mathura, 50-year-old Shakuntala Devi of Taiti village was killed after an electric pole fell on her.

One more person died at Hathras, the police said.

In Aligarh Anita Devi (28) resident of Bharatpur village and Vijay Singh resident of Satlauni village died while some others including Beena, Lakshmi and a child severely injured last night.

In an official statement here, he asked the ministers in-charge and district magistrates to visit the affected districts.

On May 2, a severe thunderstorm in north India, accompanied with high velocity winds, saw 70 persons die in just Uttar Pradesh.

An official told IANS that due to the uprooting of many trees, traffic was hit on the Gwalior-Bareilly highway and also on the Faizabad road linking the temple town to the state capital.

The Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said that teams of disaster management have been rushed in these districts to speed up the relief and rescue operations. Both were rushed to district hospital where their condition was stated to be critical.

According to reports, Etawah, Mathura, Agra, Aligarh and Firozabad bore the brunt of the nature's fury and accounted for the deaths. The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was on a three-day campaign tour to poll-bound Karnataka, had to cut short his tour.

A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 14 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region.

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