Dust storm: two killed, 18 injured

Dust storm: two killed, 18 injured

Neighbourhood News Desk: Two persons died and 18 were injured in the city when a squall and powerful dust storm barrelled through the capital today.At least 34 people died in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. Somvati Sinha (56) died after a branch of a tree fell on her in Pandav Nagar, east Delhi, when she was out for an evening walk. She had suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

During the walk, Sinha was accompanied by her neighbours, who miraculously escaped, police said.In another accident, Rohit  (19) died after several bricks fell on him in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur area. He was injured and admitted to Apollo Hospital, where he died.The dust storm with a wind speed reaching 109 kmph fell nearly 190 trees. The PCR received 260 calls about incidents related to the storm till 7.30pm.

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