Dust storm kills 27 in UP

At least 27 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a strong dust storm that lashed Uttar Pradesh, district officials said.

They said 10 were killed in Farrukhabad, six including two children in Barabanki, three each in state capital Lucknow and Sitapur, two each in Hardoi and Jalaun, and one in Faizabad on Thursday. The gusty winds, followed by showers, uprooted trees, electricity poles and hutments, causing severe damage to public and private property.

The Meteorological Department said the storm and rainfall were results of western disturbance over Rajasthan.

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