Floods, thunderstorm, rain UPDATES: 19 killed in weather-related incidents; floods render several homeless in NE

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New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2018 9:05:55 PM

Thunderstorm alert LIVE updates: As many as 10 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh after thunderstorm lashed the region on Wednesday.

floodSilchar: A car wades through a flooded street after heavy downpour in Silchar, Assam on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Thunderstorm alert LIVE updates: As many as 10 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh after thunderstorm lashed the region on Wednesday. Three people were killed in Gonda, one in Faizabad and six in Sitapur district, ANI reported today. As many as 28 people were also injured in thunderstorm. According to PTI, 11 people were injured in Faizabad, 10 in Sitapur. Meanwhile, the IMD has issued fresh warning for many states.

– Nineteen people were killed in weather-related incidents while torrential rains in northeast states rendered thousands homeless, even as a cloud of dust hung over vast areas of north India today, bringing down the air quality in Delhi to “severe” level, reports PTI.

– Torrential rain in the past 48 hours has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern states, claiming six lives in Tripura, Manipur and Assam. Rail services in Assam have been disrupted and thousands of people have been rendered homeless across the region.

– Heavy rains have lashed parts of Kerala. Earlier visuals of a bus moving through a flooded road in Kozhikode following heavy rain:

– Dust storm to continue in Delhi: The national capital was once again enveloped under a thick layer of dust for the third consecutive day. The air quality worsened in the adjoining cities as well and Skymet predicts that the condition will prevail over the weekend. It also believes that this layer of dust is the reason that Delhi’s temperatures have been witnessing a rising trend.

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– Dust storm hits Chandigarh: A powerful dust storm has hit Chandigarh this afternoon. Flight operations suspended at Chandigarh Airport due to poor visibility following the dust storm, accordion to reports.

– In Kerala, three people have died and eight are feared trapped in a landslide due to heavy rainfall, in Kozhikode’s Kattipara. ANI reports that search and rescue operation are underway while Kerala chief minister has directed chief secretary and district collectors for immediate action.

– In Assam, four trains suspended due to land slide on Lumding – Badarpur hill section following heavy rain in the area. No passenger train stranded on the the affected section, restoration work underway.

– In Tripura, CM Biplab Kumar Deb has spoken to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on flood situation due to heavy rainfall in the state and requested the Centre for immediate assistance from Army for rescue and evacuation operation. He also requested Home Minister to increase number of NDRF teams in the state, reports ANI.

Watch: Massive flooding in Kozikhode’s Kattippara following incessant rain

– In Delhi, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning is expected at isolated places on Friday, according to IMD. The National Capital is also expected to receive thunderstorm accompanied  with gusty  winds and lightning at isolated places on Saturday as well as Sunday.

– On Thursday, heavy to very heavy rain is expected at isolated places very likely over Coastal Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Assam and Meghalaya and heavy rain at isolated places over Kerala, Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.

    • Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning very likely at isolated places over Interior Tamilnadu, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.

  • Squally winds speed reaching 35­45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph very likely along and off Karnataka­Kerala coasts, Tamilnadu Coast, Lakshadweep coast, Odisha­West Bengal Coasts and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough over these areas. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

– In Kerala, a 9-year-old girl died and 10 people are suspected to be missing due to heavy rain in Kozhikode and Kannur. Teams of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Management team present in Kozhikode, reports ANI.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered district magistrates concerned to ensure proper treatment to the injured. The CM directed that compensation be paid to the kin of those killed and said no laxity will be tolerated. Adityanath said the state government will extend all possible help to those hit by dust storms and related incidents.

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