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Dust Storm Disrupts Daily Life, Hailstorm Lashes Northern India

India | Associated Press | May 14, 2018, 1:35 pm
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 Powerful wind and rain storms swept across northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 40 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand. (Image: AP)

Powerful wind and rain storms swept across northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 40 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand. (Image: AP)

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 Most of the deaths occurred when winds and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage. (Image: AP)

Most of the deaths occurred when winds and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage. (Image: AP)

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 Meteorological officials say winds reached up to 109 kilometres per hour (68 miles per hour). (Image: AP)

Meteorological officials say winds reached up to 109 kilometres per hour (68 miles per hour). (Image: AP)

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 Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city. (Image: AP)

Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city. (Image: AP)

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 Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city. (Image: News18/Prakash)

Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city. (Image: News18/Prakash)

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 At least 38 people were killed in sprawling Uttar Pradesh state, which has a population of more than 210 million people, said government spokesman Avnish Awasthi. (Image: AP)

At least 38 people were killed in sprawling Uttar Pradesh state, which has a population of more than 210 million people, said government spokesman Avnish Awasthi. (Image: AP)

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 He said 50 people had been injured when uprooted trees fell on houses, with 38 of those people admitted to hospitals. At least two more people were killed in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

He said 50 people had been injured when uprooted trees fell on houses, with 38 of those people admitted to hospitals. At least two more people were killed in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Village Itada is enveloped in thick blanket of dust during a dust storm in Noida near New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Village Itada is enveloped in thick blanket of dust during a dust storm in Noida near New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A commuter walks past an uprooted tree from a sudden storm in New Delhi on May 13, 2018. (Image: AP)

A commuter walks past an uprooted tree from a sudden storm in New Delhi on May 13, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 A man enjoys a cool breeze at the balcony in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

A man enjoys a cool breeze at the balcony in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Dark clouds cover the sky following a thunder storm in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Dark clouds cover the sky following a thunder storm in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 An uprooted tree from the sudden storm blocked a pathway in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

An uprooted tree from the sudden storm blocked a pathway in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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