Deadly Dust Storms Ravage Rajasthan: Lives Lost and Property Damaged

A severe dust storm in Rajasthan resulted in four fatalities, including a girl and two women, as well as injuries to two others. The storm caused a house collapse, tree falls, and damage to infrastructure. Temperatures, on the other hand, rose significantly despite cloud cover in certain areas.


PTI | Jaipur | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:04 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:04 IST
Deadly Dust Storms Ravage Rajasthan: Lives Lost and Property Damaged
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Four people, including a girl and two women, died while two others were injured in separate incidents due to a severe dust storm in Rajasthan.

Police reported that in the Dhod police station area of Sikar, the wall of a house collapsed on Friday, leading to the death of Manohar Kanwar (57) and injuring her son Jaipal Singh (29).

In Neem ka Thana district, a woman and her minor daughter were killed, and her husband was injured when a tree fell on them during Thursday night's storm. Pradeep and his family were sleeping under the tree when it collapsed. They were rushed to the hospital in Khetri, where Kajal was declared dead and her mother Savitri (29) succumbed during treatment, according to Rajveer Singh Shekhawat, SHO of Mehada police station.

Additionally, a 30-foot-high mobile tower at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation Heritage premises fell due to strong winds on Friday afternoon. Fortunately, no casualties occurred as no one was nearby at the time.

Despite some cloud cover across the state, temperatures rose significantly on Friday. Dholpur recorded the highest temperature at 44.5 degrees Celsius, followed closely by Chittorgarh at 44.2 degrees and other areas with temperatures exceeding 43 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department reported temperatures between 32 degrees Celsius and 24.1 degrees Celsius overnight in most parts of Rajasthan. The storm also caused damage to electricity poles and uprooted trees in various locations. The department forecasts thunderstorms and light rains in parts of Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur, and Kota divisions on June 8 and 9.

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