News ID: 251594
Published: 0531 GMT April 18, 2019

Thunderstorm across Indian states kills at least 60: radio

Thunderstorm across Indian states kills at least 60: radio

At least 60 people were killed in lightning strikes and by collapsing houses during a thunderstorm across northern and western India, state radio reported on Thursday quoting provincial officials.

In Maharashtra state three people were killed in a temple when they were struck by lightning, according to Reuters.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the loss of lives, his office tweeted, adding the government was doing its best to provide all possible assistance to those affected.

The weather office has forecast more storms on Thursday across large parts of eastern India.

 

 

   
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