Lucknow: Death toll in thunderstorm and lightning across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand today reached 39. In Uttar Pradesh, nine people died and six were injured in the lightning that occurred in the state on Monday. High-velocity wind and thunderstorm had lashed parts of Jharkhand on Sunday uprooting dozens of trees and electricity poles and killing 12.
17 died in Bihar
In Bihar, the number of thunderstorm-related deaths today reached 17 becoming the highest among the three states. The speed of the wind is likely to be 50 km per hour to 70 km per hour. Different districts of Bihar suffered due to thunderstorm and lightning. The weather department added that thunderstorm accompanied with squall, gusty winds and lightning is very likely at isolated places over Bihar.
The IMD Prediction
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm and rain accompanied with gusty winds today over some areas in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts in Uttar Pradesh.