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Saturday, March 02 2024

Over 25 die in untimely rain, dust storm in several states

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New Delhi: Untimely rains and dust storm in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and other parts of the country has claimed over 25 lives so far.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), one person died in Ahmedabad, one in Rajkot, two in Banaskantha, one in Morbi, one in Sabarkantha, three in Mehsana and one in Patan. It is said that most of the deaths were reported in North Gujarat due to lightning strike and uprooting of trees.

A massive dust storm had hit different parts of Gujarat, just a day before PM Modi’s rally in Himmatnagar, Surendranagar and Anand. PM Modi will be holding rallies in Amreli tomorrow and in Patan on April 21.

Five people died due to lightning and storm in Jhalawad and Baran districts of Rajasthan. Ten were killed in Madhya Pradesh.

Condoling the deaths, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced compensation for those affected.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister’s Office said, PM Modi, has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to unseasonal rain and storm in various parts of Gujarat. He has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured.


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