India dust storms

This item appears on page 19 of the July 2018 issue.

A massive dust storm killed at least 61 people across India on May 13. The worst hit was the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where at least 38 were killed, but deaths also occurred in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi.

As reported last month, a number of deadly storms hit northern India in April and May, with storms in April toppling two minarets at the Taj Mahal and another storm, on May 4, killing more than 140 people.