Rainstorms wreak havoc in Bihar, Jharkhand, 30 killed
At least 30 people died in Bihar, Jharkhand and five others in Utter Pradesh after rainstorms wreaked havoc on Tuesday. Alos, several houses have been damaged due to the rainstorms in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar.
According to reports, the maximum damage took place in Gaya, Katihar where and Aurangabad areas of Bihar.
Even in Unnao, UP a lot of damage has been caused by the thunderstorm.
Unnao: 4 people died in the storm with lightning which lashed parts of the city this evening. All the bodies sent for postmortem. Several houses damaged and trees uprooted in the region. pic.twitter.com/WTYwgp9JqQ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 28, 2018
Rain and thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds, with speeds reaching 50-70 kmph, are very likely at isolated places in UP over the next couple of days, MeT officials said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condoled the deaths and issued instructions for quick disbursement of ex-gratia compensation.
Storms this month have left a trail of destruction in various states. On May 2-3, a storm killed 134 people and injured over 400 in five states. Uttar Pradesh was the worst hit with 80 deaths, most of them in Agra district.
The people have been advised to remain indoors and be careful during the storm.
(With PTI inputs)