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Thunderstorm Killed Several People Across Four States, High Alert Four 72 Hours

The destruction of nature has severely damaged many states of northern India. In Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital Delhi, heavy storms and rains have wreaked havoc on Sunday evening. The number of deaths due to thunderstorm in the country has increased.

More than 65 were killed and many injured as severe storms accompanied by heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. “Thirty-eight people were killed and 50 injured in the dust storm that lashed various parts of Uttar Pradesh on May 13-14,” the official said.

The weather can change in the next four days. On the side of the Meteorological Department, there is possibility of heavy rains and storms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Odisha. Besides, there is a possibility of a thunderstron in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Telangana.

At least 120 people have died in Uttar Pradesh due to worsening of weather conditions in the last 10 days.

In Andhra Pradesh, the number of people died in the rain-storm reached 12 and 65 people died in the country.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the commissioners and district magistrates across the state to ensure immediate relief is provided to the people affected due to the unfortunate weather change.

The weather can change in the next four days. On the side of the Meteorological Department, there is possibility of heavy rains and storms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Odisha. Besides, there is a possibility of a dust storm in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Telangana.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country. Condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.”

Thunderstorm and dust storm with wind speeds of up to 70 km per hour are “very likely” today in 26 districts of UP, the Met department said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking stock of the situation in the state and has asked officials to give compensation to the families of those who died within 24 hours, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said.

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