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IMD issues 72 hours warning about thunderstorm

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After a dust storm hit the national capital early today, has issued a warning for next 72 hours anticipating similar weather conditions across large parts of north including

According to the warning bulletin issued in the morning, "Thunderstorm accompanied withgustywinds (with speed 50-70 kms) verylikely at isolatedplaces overJammu&Kashmir, HimachalPradesh,Uttarakhand,Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and "

The same predictions have been made for tomorrow at isolatedplacesoverPunjab, Haryana,Chandigarh,andUttarPradesh.

Police said that an 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people injured in the dust storm that hit the city in the early hours today.

The Police Control Room (PCR) received 78 calls during the storm that started around 3 am.

As many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR, police said.

Also, four calls received were about damages to cars in the dust storm. Fourteen vehicles - 13 cars and a motorcycle - were damaged in it, the police said.

As many as 80 people were killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since May 13, with the northern state of alone recording 51 deaths, the said on Monday.

Meanwhile, temperature in the morning was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius and generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is expected, a said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:20 IST
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