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Dust storm kills 27 in Uttar Pradesh

PTI  Lucknow, April 18, 2014
First Published: 10:18 IST(18/4/2014) | Last Updated: 14:16 IST(18/4/2014)

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

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They said ten persons were killed in Farukhabad, six including two children in Barabanki, three each in state capital Lucknow and Sitapur, two each in Hardoi and Jalaun and one in Faizabad.

The gutsy winds, which was followed by showers, uprooted trees, electricity poles and hutments, causing severe damage to public and private property last evening.

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


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