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Over 40 killed in storms across India

Over 40 killed in storms across India

More than 70 incoming flights were canceled from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Lucknow Airport on Sunday, with people left at the airport without power.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana reported eight and three deaths, respectively.

The MeT department has warned earlier today that 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a harsh change in weather.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country".

According to Meteorological department officials, squall and dust storm with a wind speed of upto 109 kmph hit capital city and its outskirts.

# 06:00 PM: Dust storm badly hit Blue Line metro services.

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One person was killed in Ghaziabad's Lalkuan area after a tree fell on a vehicle and a six-year-old died in Hapur after falling in a tube well tank due to the squall.

In Ghaziabad, one person was killed and four others were injured after a tree fell on them near Lal Kuan Shiv temple during the thunderstorm. Gusty winds and rain lashed the national capital, causing the temperature to drop around 10 notches.

Yesterday, the maximum settled at a whopping 43.2 degrees Celsius at the Palam observatory with the minimums today being recorded at 28.8 degrees, both three degrees above the normal levels.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that he "prayed" for the speedy recovery of those who were injured and he asked officials to provide assistance. The meteorological office also forecast rain in isolated parts of east Uttar Pradesh and said the weather is most likely to remain dry in west UP.

Due to the uprooting of trees, vehicular traffic on the busy G.T. road near Orai was disrupted for more than four hours.

The sky turned dark from a bright day within a matter of seconds as the heavy dust storm hit several areas Delhi and NCR.