Thunderstorm kills 9 in Rajasthan

Thunderstorm kills 9 in Rajasthan in last 24 hours and many injured as widespread damage was reported due to Thunderstorm or squall/dust storm at different places in Rajasthan yesterday.Three people died in the squall/dust storm-related incidents in Alwar district, two each died in Jaipur, Sikar, Karauli and Jaipur districts, reports here said. More than 20 labourers sustained injuries due to collapse of walls and/or tin sheds at different Metro project sites in the capital. More than half a dozen workers were injured in wall collapse at the project casting yard in Bhankrota.
Incidents like wall collapse, fires, uprooting of trees and electricity poles, disruption in communication and power supply were reported from a number of places in different districts, including Jaipur, Alwar, Sikar, Dausa, Dholpur, Karauli, Bikaner and Ganganagar. In Bayana, broken power line snapped power supply to railway and affected rail traffic on Bayana-Agra section.