Lucknow: According to the information given by the officials, a massive storm hit most parts of Uttar Pradesh yesterday in which heavy damage to property especially the mango harvest has been reported from across the state.
More than 25 per cent of the mango harvest, especially in the Malihabad mango belt has been damaged with most fruits falling off due to gusty winds.
Half-a-dozen persons were also injured in accidents and tree felling during the storm, which hit most places, including the state capital at a speed of 55 km per hour.
Power outages have been reported from many towns and localities in the state capital. Hundreds of tress were uprooted and a 150-year-old building on Victoria street in old Lucknow was also damaged.
More than a dozen late night flights were affected by the dust storm and trains were also delayed for over two hours.
The Regional Met Office has predicted more dust storms in the coming days and have said that there could be scattered rains which would bring some temporary relief from the sweltering heat.