Between May 2 and May 3, intense dust storm and thunderstorm killed at least 124 people in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and injured more than 300. Locals do not remember when was the last time they had seen such deadly storms.
A portion of the roof in this house in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan caved in during the storm. Credit: Vikas Choudhary
The walls of the honey processing factory and its sheds suffered a considerable damage on May 2, the day high-speed dust storm and thunderstorm lashed eastern part of Rajasthan. Credit: Vikas Choudhary
In some places, wind speed peaked 132 km per hour, causing huge damage to electric poles and transformers, plunging several districts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan into darkness. Credit: Vikas Choudhary
Besides billboards and vehicles, the intense storm damaged bus shelters. Credit: Vikas Choudhary
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