Bad weather hits normal life as rains, dust storms cloud parts of India

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Bad weather hits normal life as rains, dust storms cloud parts of India

While Kerala, Assam and Tripura are witnessing floods and landslides due to heavy rains, large parts of north India are blanketed under dust storms.

Inclement weather conditions have hit normal life in various parts of the country. Large parts of Kerala are facing waterlogging due to heavy rains. Landslides triggered by heavy rains have hit connectivity in parts of Assam and Tripura.

3 dead, 8 missing in Kerala
At least three people have been killed and eight are feared to be trapped in a landslide triggered due to heavy rains in Kattipara area of Kozhikode district in Kerala.

News agency ANI reported that search and rescue operation is underway. Chief Minister has directed senior officials to take stock of the situation and take immediate action.

Water logging was also witnessed in other parts of Kozhikode district.

Air quality worsens in Delhi, flights suspended in Chandigarh
In Delhi, the air quality has touched the 'severe level' as dust storms continue to hit the Delhi-NCR. All flights in Chandigarh were suspended due to extremely poor visibility in the city owing to dust storm.

At least 13 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday due to damages caused by dust storms. Gonda, Faizabad and Sitapur were the worst-affected districts in the state. Besides this, 28 people also sustained injuries.

Dust storms have also hit parts of Rajasthan and Punjab.

Airport officials in Chandigarh said that not a single flight landed in Chandigarh till 1 pm and passengers are being shifted to Delhi.

The Met department has said that the hazy conditions are likely to continue for the next 36 hours in Haryana. Light to moderate rain, accompanied with thunderstorm, can be expected in the state on June 15.

Rail connectivity hit in Assam, Tripura

Connectivity in the Lumding-Badarpur railway section of Assam has been hit due to heavy rains and landslides. Several local and express trains are running late and passengers are stranded at Lumding junction. The blockade has hit rail connectivity in Tripura and lower Assam.

The region has been receiving heavy rains for the past few weeks. Landslides have occurred at between Dautohaja-Phiding, Phiding station yard, Phiding-Mahur, Jatingalampur-New Harangajao.

Movement of many trains running in this section has been suspended temporarily. The affected trains are: Guwahati-Silchar Fast passenger, Sealdah-Silchar Kanchenjunga Express, Silchar-Guwahati Fast passenger and Agartala-Sealdah Kanchenjunga Express.

Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the floods caused due to heavy rainfall. He has also requested help from the Army for rescue and evacuation operations Centre's help to mitigate the situation, besides requesting an increase in the number of NDRF teams in the state.