A dust storm hit Chandigarh and its surrounding areas on Friday, leaving people troubled and throwing life out of gear.
The storm along with high-velocity winds and rain hit the Union Territory, including its neighbouring areas – Mohali and Panchkula.
The massive storm resulted in almost complete darkness in the evening.
There were several reports of power cut and trees getting uprooted in the storm-hit areas.
Punjab and Haryana had been witnessing intense heat wave for the past week. The mercury has been breaking records lately, hovering over 40 degrees Celsius at most of the places in both the states.