The Hush Post: More than 90 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan after heavy rain and dust storm on Wednesday evening wreaked havoc in the two states.
In UP, the ravaging dust storm left 64 dead and about 160 people were injured. Agra in UP saw a very high number of casualties with 40 people dead, including women and children, losing their lives, mainly a result of houses collapsing. Nine people died in Bijnaur, Saharanpur and Bareilly.
On Wednesday night, 48.2 mm rainfall was reported in Agra between 8:45 pm and 11:30 pm. It was also accompanied by 126 km/hr winds which was responsible for most of the destruction.
In Rajasthan, 27 persons died due to sand storm and more than 100 got injured as winds and dust storm blew across Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur districts, uprooting hundreds of trees on Wednesday evening.
Nine people died in Bharatpur, mainly as a result of building collapses, three were killed in Alwar, three in Bharatpur and two in Jhunjhunu.
Two people died in Dholpur when there was a roof collapse and three people were rescued from under the debris of a house in Mohan Colony.
Similar incidents of destruction were reported from other parts as well. A man, travelling in a car, died after a tree fell on his vehicle in Alwar. 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.
A JCB machine was used to clear the Alwar-Ramgarh route after traffic was disrupted due to fallen trees.