Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 13 May, took to Twitter to condole the lives lost due to storm. He said he “prayed” for speedy recovery of the injured, adding that he has asked officials to provide all the possible assistance.
President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to condole the lives lost due to the storm in the country.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, urging his party workers to provide assistance to the bereaved families.
Lightning claimed 8 lives in Kolkata. Out of eight, four were children. In Delhi, two people died and 18 were reportedly injured in the dust storm. In Ghaziabad, one person died and four were injured after a tree fell on them near Lal Kuan Shiv temple during the thunderstorm, ANI reported. In another adjoining region, a woman died and a man was seriously injured after a hoarding fell on them due to heavy dust storm in Greater Noida, the report added. Four incidents of wall collapse were reported from various parts of Delhi due to the dust storm, a Fire Service officer told PTI. The incidents were reported from Najafgarh, Transit Camp, Nehru Place, Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar and Raj Nagar in Palam.
Six people lost lives in Srikakulam, one person in Vizianagaram and one person in Kadapa district due to thunderstorm, the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority told ANI.
Source : ANI