The storm also brought vehicular traffic to a grinding halt. In another incident, a fire erupted in Etawah, resulting in the loss of nine lives and damage to property. Villagers were tired to save their houses and crops from the blaze. Charred remains of property and humans were visible all round. The maximum casualties were reported from Kannauj where 12 persons had died. Meteorological sources said the storm was caused by cyclonic circulation over northern India.