Thunderstorm, squall lash eastern UP; standing crop destroyed

Last Updated: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 13:21

Gorakhpur (UP): Thunderstorm and squall
lashed eastern part of Uttar Pradesh damaging standing crops
in the region, the MeT officials said.

Standing crops of wheat, mustard along with the harvest
at threshing grounds were destroyed due to the thundershowers,
an agriculture official said, adding the damage is yet to be
estimated.

The storm also disrupted traffic on the National Highways
28 and 29 which connects Gorakhpur to Varanasi and Lucknow as
trees were uprooted and electric poles fell on the ground, the
official added.

The storm along with the squall began late Sunday evening
and continued till this morning, they said.

The thunderstorm was a result of low pressure situation
near Varanasi.

About 1.6 mm of rain was received during the period as
per the MeT record, while the speed of the wind was 30 to 50
kmph.

The MeT office has predicted some more showers along with
squall today.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 13:21

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