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Thunderstorm wreaks havoc in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand; death toll touches 38

The latest incident comes just a day after five people were killed and four others were injured in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 29, 2018 11:18 IST ]
IMD has predicted thunderstorm and rain over some areas in

IMD has predicted thunderstorm and rain over some areas in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts in UP.

Nine people were killed and six others injured in incidents of thunderstorm and lightning in some parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

The latest incident comes just a day after five people were killed and four others were injured in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

High-velocity wind and thunderstorm lashed parts of Jharkhand on Sunday that uprooted dozens of trees and electricity poles and eventually killed 12.

Meanwhile, in Bihar, the number of thunderstorm-related deaths have risen to 12 on Monday.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm and rain accompanied with gusty winds on Tuesday over some areas in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts in Uttar Pradesh.

Wind speed is likely to touch 50 km per hour to 70 km per hour. The weather department added that thunderstorm accompanied with squall, gusty winds and lightning is very likely at isolated places over Bihar.

Kerala and coastal Karnataka are likely to witness heavy rains while gusty winds reaching 60 km per hour are also likely to affect the coastal states along with Maharashtra and Goa.

The IMD has added that squall is likely to keep sea conditions rough around Lakshadweep area, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the east-central and northeast parts of the Bay of Bengal.

The weather department has warned fishermen to not venture into the sea over these areas.

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