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Trees uprooted by dust storm crush cars in Indian capital

Published: May 16, 2018

STORY: A strong dust storm struck India’s national capital, New Delhi during the wee hours of Tuesday (May 16), uprooting trees and damaged electricity polls.

Trees fell like sticks due to the squall and crushed cars in New Delhi’s Lodhi colony area. Sign boards were damaged and trees were lying scattered on the roads.

We were sleeping in our office when we heard a loud thud; we rushed outside only to see a huge tree that had fallen on the cars parked at our taxi stand, said a driver Rajesh. Earlier, on May 13 a dust storm had ravaged the capital.

Storms are common at this time of the year, the beginning of the rainy season in South Asia, but

the severity of the weather this year, and the human cost, has been unusual.

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