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17/04/2019 1:28 PM IST

Over 30 Killed As Rain, Dust Storm Hit Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh And Gujarat

PMO has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives.

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Over 30 people have been killed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat due to unseasonal rain and dust storm, according to reports.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said 10 people died due to lightning and storm in Gujarat. Five died in Rajasthan.

In Madhya Pradesh, at least 16 people were killed, the Hindustan Times reported. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who lost their lives. The PMO also announced Rs 50,000 each for those injured due to unseasonal rain and storms.

In Rajasthan, several trees and electric poles were uprooted in different parts due to high velocity winds. The weather turned rough due to Western Disturbance and winds with moisture from Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal.

(With PTI inputs)