Dust storm leaves 27 dead, over 100 injured in Rajasthan

Dust storm leaves 27 dead, over 100 injured in Rajasthan
An uprooted signboard due to heavy winds in Alwar.

Heavy winds also uprooted several trees and left behind a trail of destruction on Wednesday evening

The Hush Post: Dust storm and heavy winds left as many as 27 persons killed and over 100 hurt in Dholpur, Alwar and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan. The heavy winds also uprooted several trees and left behind a trail of destruction on Wednesday evening.

Rajasthan’s state capital Jaipur also witnessed heavy winds and dust storm. The casualties were from Bharatpur and Alwar districts, Times of India reported.

Dust storm leaves 27 dead, over 100 injured in Rajasthan
An uprooted signboard due to heavy winds in Alwar. -Photo courtesy The Times of India.

Meanwhile, the wall of a building collapsed in Karauli which injured two women and three children who were rushed to Hindaun city’s government hospital, report said.

Jhunjhunu also reported deaths of two persons when a house collapsed in the storm. Incidents of fire were reported from Dholpur district, the report said.

The entire Alwar district plunged in darkness after the power department cut electricity supply when electricity poles fell snapping power cables, the report said.

In Purani Sabzi Mandi area in Alwar, a 25-year-old Rakesh Jangid succumbed to injuries sustained due to falling tree. He hailed from Barkheda area of Alwar. At least 20 others suffered injuries and were rushed to Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, the report said.

Rajan Vishal, Alwar district collector was quoted as saying, “Five persons have died in different incidents due to the dust storm. We have alerted health department officials, including doctors, power department and district administration officials to provide treatment to those injured and repair the damage caused by the storm in the district.”

Dust storm leaves 27 dead, over 100 injured in Rajasthan
A car got damaged when a tree fell on it due to heavy winds. Photo courtesy The Times of India

Similar incidents of destruction were reported from various parts of Rajasthan. A man, travelling in a car, died after a tree fell on his vehicle in Alwar. Two others in the car also sustained injuries in this incident. The cops rushed pulled the injured out from the damaged car, the report said.

The police said the three, residents of Hindaun City, had come to Ramgarh in Alwar to buy statues. 45-year-old Mukesh Agarwal died on the spot, the report said.

A JCB machine was used to clear the Alwar-Ramgarh route after traffic was disrupted due to fallen trees.

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