Several Killed In Storms Across India As Weather Wreaks Havoc | Lighting, Rain | Most Latest News
The thunderstorms and lightning raging across India, many people have been killed across different parts of the country. In West Bengal 9 people were killed while a further 9 were killed in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
As flights were diverted from Delhi Airport, the weather also affected life in the capital and Delhi Metro services were hampered too.
As reported, thunderstorms are expected across the North and Eastern parts of India for the next 48 to 72 hours, Many Killed In Storms across India and the Met Office predicted.
The Met office forecast a huge storm over 13 states last week, however the severity of the storm was much lower than expected.
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 least 42 people were killed and 84 injured in hail and Thunderstorms and dust storms wreaked havoc.
High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail, and air services at several locations in north India including Delhi.
38 Killed in Uttar Pradesh:
Storms of thunderstorm and dust that hit Uttar Pradesh on Sunday claimed 38 lives or more. At least 50 people were injured in the hail and thunderstorm and around 117 houses were destroyed.
12 Killed in West Bengal:
In West Bengal about 12 people including four children were killed.
12 killed in Andhra Pradesh:
On Sunday, hail and thunderstorm claimed at least nine lives at Andhra Pradesh.
2 Murdered in Delhi:
At least two were killed in Sunday’s thunderstorm in Delhi.
The sudden weather change in Delhi forced the airport authorities to divert at least 41 flights and cancel a further 24 flights, one official said. Vistara’s Srinagar-Delhi flight was diverted to Amritsar, and due to the inclement weather his Lucknow-Delhi flight was sent to Lucknow.
Thunderstorms also occurred on Sunday at isolated locations in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi urged his party workers to provide the families of those killed and wounded with every possible assistance.
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