One person was killed as the strongest typhoon to hit southern Chinese island of Hainan in 40 years made landfall today, after claiming 64 lives and leaving a trail of destruction in neighbouring Philippines.
A deep depression over the Arabian Sea intensified into a cyclonic storm `Nanauk` that lay about 660 kms southwest of Mumbai early this morning and was heading for the Oman coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Severe storm accompanied by rains and sleet today lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh, including state capital Shimla, disrupting the normal life while Rohtang Pass was closed due to fresh snowfall in tribal areas.
The death toll in the powerful dust storm has increased to 14 on Saturday even as many areas in the city remained without electricity for over 24 hours due to delay in restoration of damaged power transmission lines.
Delhi`s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today directed Divisional Commissioner`s office to survey and assess damages to life and property caused by yesterday`s dust storm in the national capital and provide ex-gratia or relief to the affected families.
The national capital reeled under massive outages as all major power lines and electricity generating stations were damaged by a powerful thunder storm that hit the city and its neighbourhood on Friday evening.
Two persons including a teenaged girl died and many houses collapsed and over 200 people were displaced from homes after a cyclone, accompanied by hail storms, lashed two districts of Tripura, official sources said.