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Thunderstorm kills 47 in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, Weather Department Warned For 2 Days

The death toll in the thunderstorm and lightning strikes across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand reached 47, officials said on Tuesday.

Disaster management officials in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand said 47 people had died in night-time storms that swept across the region.

At least 40 people were killed on Monday due to a thunderstorm that hit various states across the country including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

“At least 19 people have been confirmed dead. 11 of them due to lightning,” Yoginder Singh, a Bihar state disaster management official said.

In Jharkhand east of Bihar, 13 people died and 28 were injured in violent weather overnight, said Sushil Kumar, the head of the state’s disaster management department.

“Fifteen people were killed by overnight lightning and high-speed winds,” said T.P. Gupta of the Uttar Pradesh disaster management department.

Rescue work is being carried out in the states; district magistrates have been asked to provide relief material to people in the next 24 hours, Mr Awasthi said.

Over 170 people died in several states recently due to thunderstorms.

Nearly 200 people have died in Uttar Pradesh this month in powerful sandstorms. Scores have died in other states.

Earlier this month, a storm had killed 134 people and injured over 400 in five states and Uttar Pradesh was the worst affected.Uttar Pradesh reported nine deaths from Unnao, Kanpur and Rae Bareli.


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