India storms: death toll rises to 150

India storms: death toll rises to 150

NEW DELHI: In India, death toll has been risen to one hundred and twenty five in fierce dust storms in northern part of the country.

High-speed winds and lightning have devastated many villages, brought down walls and left scores injured.

A spokesperson for the Uttar Pradesh relief commissioner's office, the death toll was the highest from such storms in at least 20 years.

Officials have said the death toll could rise over the coming days.

India's Meteorological Department said more storms were likely across a wider area before the weekend.

In the two states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the storm has brought down electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. APP/AFP