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Thunderstorm Alert: Rain Likely To Hit Delhi Today, Dust-Storms Hit 13 States

An alert has issued throughout north India of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. Alerts are continued in 13 States and 2 Union Territories of the country, the India Meteorological Department said that in the next 48 hours, nature can wreak havoc. According to the information provided by the Home Ministry, there may be rainstorms and hailstorms in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, rain has started in Chandigarh.

The India Meteorological Department said there were chances of rain in the national capital, while a dust and thunder storm may hit the city in the next 24 hours. Delhi, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Khurja are expected to receive rainfall on Monday.

The Union home ministry, in a fresh advisory on Sunday, said 13 states would be affected by thunderstorms, along with squall and hail on Monday. The fresh warning came days after thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the country, claiming at least 124 lives and injuring more than 300.

According to government figures, the worst casualty was reported in Uttar Pradesh, where 73 people were killed and 91 others injured. In Rajasthan, 35 people were killed and 206 injured. Eight people were killed in Telangana, six in Uttarakhand and two in Punjab; nearly 100 people were injured in these these three states.

Heavy rains are expected to impact states like Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, the Ministry said following inputs received from the Indian meteorological department. Isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh could be affected by thunderstorm, squall and hail while rain and strong winds could hit some places in Uttarakhand, the advisory added.

Last week the dust storms and thunderstorms had killed around 124 people and over 300 were injured in five states. Schools in Haryana have been asked to remain closed over the next two days.

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