At least 90 people have died and another 160 were injured as heavy rain and a dust storm struck northern and western India overnight, officials said. Some of the most severe damage was reported in Agra, the northern Indian city that’s home to the Taj Mahal. More than 40 people were killed in the city when winds as high as 80 mph collapsed houses and brought down trees, Uttar Pradesh state Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said.
The Taj Mahal was not damaged by the storms. “Satellite imagery shows that a cluster of strong thunderstorms developed in northwest India and swept through northern parts of the country,” said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. “The storms were accompanied by high winds, which not only caused damage but also swept dust into the region.” READ MORE