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Storms, lightning kill 47 in India

Storms, lightning kill 47 in India”

As many as five were killed and four others were injured as lightning struck some parts of Unnao district on Monday night, Principal Secretary, Information, Avinish Awasthi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Patna/Lucknow: Thunderstorms struck at several places in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 34 people as hutments collapsed and trees fell, officials said.

Almost 200 people have died in Uttar Pradesh this month in powerful sandstorms.

There are also reports of two persons each being killed in a thunderstorm in Kanpur and Rae Bareli, he said.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of those who died, ANI reported. Earlier on May 2, at least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.

The winds were blowing at almost 80 kph (50 mph), strong enough to blow down the walls of mud homes, or cause trees to collapse and destroy concrete houses.

Earlier this month, a storm had killed 134 people and injured over 400 in five states and Uttar Pradesh was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, a lot of them in Agra district. Also, around 28 and five people were left injured in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh respectively.

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned that more storms and heavy rain could hit Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the next two days.

Weather experts said there would be some respite this week after the annual monsoon season began in the southern state of Kerala on Tuesday.

Fierce storms which swept across northern India have killed at least 47, taking the death toll from freak weather over the past month to several hundred, officials said on Tuesday.



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