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53 killed, 39 in UP, due to lightning, thunderstorms: MHA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 53 people were killed, including 39 in Uttar Pradesh, due to and thunderstorms in four states since last night, the said today.

As per information received from state governments, 39 people died in Uttar Pradesh, nine in Andhra Pradesh, four in and one in due to and thunderstorms during the intervening night of May 13 and 14, a said.

Fifty-three people were injured in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in and one in

Dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc yesterday in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and the national capital, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and last evening in several places in north India, including

Thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtara, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, the Meteorological Department had said yesterday.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 11:45 IST