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Lightning, thunderstorms claim 53 lives since last night: MHA

By PTI
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    New Delhi, May 14: The Home Ministry said As many as 53 people were killed, including 39 in Uttar Pradesh, due to lightning and thunderstorms in four states since last night.

    Lightning, thunderstorms claim 53 lives since last night. PTI file photo

    As per information received from state governments, 39 people died in Uttar Pradesh, nine in Andhra Pradesh, four in West Bengal and one in Delhi due to lightning and thunderstorms during the intervening night of May 13 and 14, a ministry spokesperson said. Fifty-three people were injured in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Delhi and one in West Bengal, it said.

    Dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc yesterday in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, leaving behind a trail of destruction. High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services last evening in several places in north India, including the national capital.

    Thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtara, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said yesterday.

    The devastation comes over 12 days after storms hit Uttar Pradesh (UP), Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab, killing 134 people and injuring over 400. UP was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, most of them in Agra district in the western part of the state.

    Subsequently on May 9, several parts of Uttar Pradesh were struck by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured.

    PTI 

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