WORLD 13 people die due to dust storm in India's Uttar Pradesh

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13 people die due to dust storm in India's Uttar Pradesh

Xinhua

20:16, June 14, 2019

NEW DELHI, June 14 (Xinhua) - At least 13 people died due to dust storm in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, confirmed a government official on Friday.

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A heavy dust storm hit the Delhi NCR region in the evening in New Delhi. (Photo: VCG)

Four deaths were reported from the Siddhartha Nagar district, three from Deoria district and two from Ballia district in the state, the official said, adding that one died each in Lakhimpur Khiri, Sonbhadra, Kushinagar and Ayodhya districts.

Besides, one person was reported to be injured, and around 22 animals died in the state in the dust storm.

Along with this nearly 93 houses were damaged out of which at least 53 got affected in Lakhimpur Khiri district.

Last week, around 26 people died of severe dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

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