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Storm with high wind speed sweeps Noida village; 24 homes collapse, 20 hurt

The incident took place in Ali Bardipur village at around 8:30 pm, Ecotech-3 police station in-charge Inspector Anita Chauhan said

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

Noida hailstorm
Children gather hail after a storm in their neighbourhood, in Noida | Source: PTI

Twenty-four houses collapsed and at least 20 people were injured when a sudden storm having high wind speed swept through a village in the area here Thursday night, police said.

The incident took place in at around 8:30 pm, Ecotech-3 police station in-charge Inspector Anita Chauhan said.

The injured are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Greater Noida, she said, adding that the condition of four victims was stated to be critical.
 

The inspector said the fire brigade and police reached the spot after getting information about the incident, adding that search and rescue operations were underway.

Police said some cattle were also injured in the incident.

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 00:25 IST
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