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Several people were killed across various parts of the country due to thunderstorms and lightning sweeping through India. 9 people were killed in West Bengal while another 9 were killed across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The weather also affected life in the capital as flights were diverted from Delhi Airport, and Delhi Metro services were also hampered.
As reported , Several Killed In Storms Across India and the Met Office has predicted thunderstorms are expected across the North and Eastern parts of India for the next 48 to 72 hours.
Last week, the Met office predicted a huge storm across 13 states, however the storm’s intensity was far lower than predicted.
At least 42 people were killed and 84 injured in hail and Thunderstorms and dust storms wreaked havoc on Sunday evening in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR and West Bengal killing at least 64 people and leaving behind a trail of destruction.
At several places in north India including Delhi, high-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services.
38 killed in Uttar Pradesh:
Thunderstorm and dust storms that hit Uttar Pradesh on Sunday claimed at least 38 lives. At least 50 people were injured and around 117 houses were damaged in the hail and thunderstorm.
12 killed in West Bengal:
Around 12 people including four children were killed in West Bengal
12 killed in Andhra Pradesh:
The hail and thunderstorm claimed at least nine lives in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
2 killed in Delhi:
At least two were killed in the thunderstorm in Delhi on Sunday.
The sudden change of weather in Delhi forced airport authorities to divert at least 41 flights and delay another 24, an official said. Vistara’s Srinagar-Delhi flight was diverted to Amritsar and its Lucknow-Delhi flight was sent to Lucknow due to the inclement weather.
According to the India Meteorological Department, thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi urged his party workers to provide all possible assistance to the families of those killed and injured.
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