The government has issued fresh warnings for thunderstorm across India in states like West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. It’s important to note that many states are still dealing with the aftermath of the disastrous sandstorm that created havoc in parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
The death toll revealed by Home Ministry in the affected parts is said to be 124. Apparently, the trouble is not over yet as more warnings have been issued regarding another hailstorm that is likely to affect many parts of India.
Another alert issued by Met Department stated that north-west and north-east region currently have some meteorological conditions that favour thunderstorm activity. Reports also suggest that on May 6 and 7, thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail is likely to affect parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi, Western UP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Bengal.
Overall, the next two-three days are going to be difficult for most of the northern parts of India and caution is advised. Although the weather analysts have said that the storm in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will not be severe, it might affect certain parts that are isolated.
In the last two days, the death toll has risen to 124 while 300 have been injured in 5 states. Leaders like Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Deputy CM of UP Dinesh Sharma have met the victims and their families in the respective states and also extended monetary aid to the affected ones.
Besides, PM Modi also approved an ex-gratia of INR 2 Lakhs each from PM National Relief Fund for the kins of those who have died and an amount of INR 50,000 is to be paid to those who are injured. Apart from affecting people, the storms have also uprooted trees, electric poles, leading to a loss of crores of public property.