More than 70 dead in sand storm in India

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The North of India is been afflicted by severe sand storms : in a first interim report, the authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were reported at least 77 dead and 143 wounded.

At least 77 people have been killed in several sand storms in the North of India. Moreover, there are 143 injured, said the civil protection authorities of the Federal States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The storms had wreaked havoc therefore on the night of Thursday (local time), leaving walls and trees fall over.

46 from 31 from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh were therefore of the confirmed dead. The number of victims will likely to continue to rise, the authorities informed. The district Agra, where is located the famous Taj Mahal Palace was one of the hardest-hit areas according to media reports.

On the storms of rain, Thunder and lightning.There were overturned trees and telephone poles and had hit houses and people. Such storms in the North of the country often occur in summer – which today has started in India.

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