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Beware! Home ministry issues thunderstorm alert for Delhi today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 May 2018, 11:26 IST

The whole nation is witnessing warm weather and is becoming more uncomfortable for tourists to cope with this weather.

A few days back, heavy thunderstorm across north India took many lives, trees got demolished. There was a huge loss of life and property.

However, according to the weather reports, thunderstorm and rain occur in Delhi, along with the Delhi NCR and parts of western Uttar Pradesh today, the Union Home Ministry announced, quoting the weather department.

However, this alert comes after 124 people died and over 300 were injured in the thunderstorms and lightning that hit five states last week.

According to NDTV, cities like Delhi, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Khurja may get rains this Sunday.

Also, parts of western Uttar Pradesh like Meerut, Hapur, Muzzafarnagar and Bijnor may witness thunderstorm along with rain, according to the Met department.

Last week Wednesday, thunderstorm and dust storm wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The areas which were hit badly were villages near Agra which took the lives of 48 people and around 19 deaths were reported in Rajasthan's Bharatpur.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, who cut short his election campaign in Karnataka, took an areal survey over Agra and Kanpur yesterday, and also visited the injured in hospital.

More than 75 people were killed in the state.

He asked why the state officials hadn't taken similar steps when the dust storms ravaged parts of the state, it looked like that he was accusing the weather department of not being alert.

"I will be looking into that matter. I have ordered a meeting on this matter.... Why didn't the weather department alert people on time," Yogi Adityanath told reporters yesterday?

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First published: 6 May 2018, 11:26 IST