Over 60 killed in storms across India

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14 May, 2018 13:12 PM

Over 60 killed in storms across India

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More than 60 people were killed on Sunday across India as rain, thunderstorms hit various states throwing life out of gear and leaving behind a trail of destruction.

At least 38 people were killed and 50 injured in hail and thunderstorm that hit different parts of Uttar Pradesh, according to TOI report.

Sunday evening’s thunderstorm over northwest India killed 38 persons in Uttar Pradesh, injuring 50 others.

Lakhimpur Kheri saw the maximum damage with 80 houses and buildings collapsing partly or completely in the storm, followed by Sambhal where 31 buildings were damaged. A total of 117 houses were reported damaged in the storm.

Government sources revealed that the most loss of live took place in Kasganj where six persons died. Barabanki and Bareily saw five deaths each. The deaths were caused by falling trees, collapsing walls etc. In one case, a hoarding collapsed in Gautambudh Nagar, killing one while in another case, a lightning strike was being considered responsible for claiming another life.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued directions to the district administration on Sunday night to distribute relief material to affected families immediately.

In the evening, the state government had warned that hail thunderstorm, with winds speed of up to 70 km per hour, accompanied with squall and rain are very likely in parts of Badaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur, Shajhanpur, Sitpur, Hardoi, Lucknow, Barabanki, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Sant Ravidas Nagar districts.