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07 Jun 2019 | 05:54 PM UTC

India: Storm causes disruptions, leaves 19 dead in Uttar Pradesh June 6-7

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Intense storm causes traffic and electricity disruptions, leaves 19 people dead in Uttar Pradesh June 6-7; recovery and repair efforts continue statewide

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Uttar Pradesh

Event

On Friday, June 7, officials in Uttar Pradesh state confirmed the deaths of at least 19 people following an intense dust and lightning storm that struck the state on Thursday evening (local time), June 6. In Mainpuri district, at least six people were killed and another 41 were injured as the storm caused trees and walls to collapse. Additional fatalities were recorded in Badaun, Etah, Ghaziabad, Kannauj, Kasganj, Mathura, Moradabad, Pilibhit, and Sambhal. Traffic disruptions due to low visibility and downed trees blocking roads were also reported on Friday; power outages are likely to persist over the coming hours and days in many areas.

Recovery and repair efforts are expected to continue in affected areas of Uttar Pradesh state.  

Advice

Individuals in Uttar Pradesh state are advised to monitor weather reports, confirm travel reservations, and exercise caution when driving with poor visibility. Furthermore, as sand and dust storms may provoke respiratory difficulties, it is advised to limit time outside in extremely dusty conditions.

 

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