IMD warns another dust storm in UP, Rajasthan on Monday

IMD warns over another dust storm in UP, Rajasthan on Monday
IMD warns over another dust storm in UP, Rajasthan on Monday

Jaipur : IMD has predicted another deadly dust storm in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Monday. Over 100 people had lost their lives in the last thunderstorm in India.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a warning that fresh thunderstorms might strike several parts of India between May 5 and 7.

Expressing sorrow at the loss of lives due to dust storms in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday directed officials to coordinate with states to ensure speedy relief and rehabilitation of those affected.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting Modi.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also directed concerned officers to personally monitor relief operations. He also said that no laxity will be tolerated in providing succour to the needy.

Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, announced a compensation of up to Rs 400,000 to the next of kin of the deceased in the state. Those injured will receive Rs 50,000 each.