2018 Indian dust storms
Date: 2–3 May 2018
Location: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan
Non-fatal injuries:200+ Damages
From 2 to 3 May 2018, high-velocity dust storms swept across parts of North India and more than 125 people died and over 200 injured. Uttar Pradesh, 43 died in the city of Agra and at least 30 died elsewhere in the state. In neighboring Rajasthan, at least 35 people died and over 200 were injured after winds downed more than 8,000 electricity poles and uprooted hundreds of trees. Storms are not uncommon in the region; however, because these storms occurred at night and with greater wind speeds than average, the death toll was higher than usual.
he dust storm first started late on 2 May 2018, predominantly hitting the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.At least 73 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, with 43 of those in the city of Agra; 21 people have been reported killed in Kheragarh, a town around 50 km south-west of the city. At least 35 people were killed in Rajasthan, with the Alwar district being the worst hit; the Bharatpur and Dholpur districts were also affected. Four people died in the state of Uttarakhand,and Delhi was also affected.More than 200 people were injured by the storm.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh has announced compensation for the relatives of those killed amounting to ₹4 lakh (US$5,800).