Guwahati/ 14th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):
A total of 53 people of which 39 were from Uttar Pradesh alone, died due to thunderstorms and lightning across four states since last night, the Home Ministry said on Monday.
As per information received from State governments, 39 people died in Uttar Pradesh, nine in Andhra Pradesh, four in West Bengal and one in Delhi due to lightning and thunderstorms during the intervening night of May 13 and 14, a ministry spokesperson said.
Fifty-three people were injured in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Delhi and one in West Bengal.
Dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
High velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services last evening in several places in north India, including Delhi.