'Apocalyptic' dust storm and thundershowers kill 77 people and leave 143 injured in India

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Nature
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An 'apocalyptic' dust storm with lightning strikes, 80mph winds and heavy rain has left at least 77 people dead and 143 injured after battering parts of northern India.

Many of the victims were sleeping when homes collapsed, trees were uprooted and electricity poles were knocked down by violent weather in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh states.

The worst-hit areas included Agra, Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur, where most of the deaths occurred as the storm caused widespread devastation late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Most of the victims died when their homes collapsed or when they were crushed by falling trees, local media reported.

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