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At least 40 people killed as heavy storm hits nation

Mon, May 14, 2018, 09:01 AM
At least 40 persons were killed as heavy dust storm and rain hit various parts of the country including capital Delhi on Sunday. Flights were grounded with the wind blowing at a speed of 70 km per hour and trees were uprooted. In Uttar Pradesh alone, 18 people were killed. The IMD office said thunderstorms are expected across north-west India over the next 48-72 hours because of several weather phenomenon including western disturbances. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was saddened over the loss of lives.
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