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Death toll due to thunderstorm, lightning rises: Nearly 40 killed in UP, Bihar and Jharkhand
Posted on: 29-05-2018 , 11:38:AM | DY365 Bureau

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May 29, 2018: Deaths due to thunderstorm and lightning have increased across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand after it reached nearly 40 on Tuesday.


 As per reports, in Uttar Pradesh, ten people died and six were injured in the lightning struck the state at various places on Monday.
Whereas, high velocity wind and thunderstorm lashed parts of Jharkhand on Sunday that uprooted dozens of trees and electricity poles and eventually killed 13.
Reportedly, in Bihar, the number of thunderstorm-related deaths reached 17 on Tuesday.
It may be stated that the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm and rain accompanied with gusty winds today over some areas in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts in Uttar Pradesh.
Wind speed is likely to touch 50 km per hour to 70 km per hour. The weather department added that thunderstorm accompanied with squall, gusty winds and lightning is very likely at isolated places over Bihar.
Kerala and coastal Karnataka are likely to witness heavy rains while gusty winds reaching 60 km per hour are also likely to affect the coastal states along with Maharashtra and Goa.

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