In Dholpur, most of the deaths reported were due to roofs and walls of houses collapsing in at least six villages. There are reports of fire due to short circuit in seven houses, where four people died. Several main streets were waterlogged in Dholpur and train traffic was also affected on the Agra-Dholpur line.
The hill states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir also received thundershowers in the last two days. The meteorological office said squally weather will continue until April 15.Maximum temperatures will not exceed 37 degrees Celsius in the coming week, says the IMD. Rain and hailstorm in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have damaged the ripe wheat and other rabi crops ready for harvest. Unseasonal rain has already delayed harvesting by a week say farmers in Rajasthan.
Fairly heavy rain and high winds are expected in next four to five days in the northeastern states of West Bengal, Assam and eastern Bihar said the IMD, as the Nor'westers season sets in before the monsoon.