Agra, May 7 (IANS): Strong surface winds followed by hail storm turned the weather here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday prompting an alert from the Met office for the next 48 hours till Wednesday. District Magistrate Gaurav Dayal issued a detailed advisory with “Dos and Don’ts”, gearing up for another deadly storm as the Met warned of high velocity winds and heavy showers in the region. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Clears Ordinance Against 'Love jihad', to Check Forced Religious Conversion
The administrative machinery in the hinterland was also boosted up for any eventuality. On Monday, Mainpuri, Firozabad and Mathura suffered heavy losses after winds over 100-kmph lashed the districts followed by the hail storm. Also Read - 'Freedom of Choice, Not Love Jihad': Court Scraps Hindu-Muslim Row, UP Govt Set For Crucial Meet Today
In Mainpuri, a 11-year-old girl was killed as a tree fell on her. In Mathura, the squall damaged hoardings, snapped electric lines and uprooted a number of trees. The Met warning was already on for Monday and Tuesday. The April 11 and May 2 dust storms that devastated the entire Braj Mandal, took away 70 lives, injured hundreds and devastated properties worth in crores. The injured were still recuperating at a special ward in the Agra Medical College. Also Read - Night Curfew, Cap on Wedding Guests, Mandatory Test For Travel: How States Are Fighting Fresh COVID Spike
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had to cut short his election campaign in Karnataka and rush to Agra. Thousands of trees have been uprooted and electric poles twisted disrupting power supply to hundreds of villages.