New Delhi: The deadly storm in various states on Sunday, left at least forty one people dead, with most of the deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The heavy winds and rains uprooted polls as well as trees and as many as 70 flights were diverted. One of those who lost their lives was a woman residing in Pandav Nagar in the capital city; died after a tree fell on her.
The Delhi police received 189 phone calls reporting fallen trees. Meanwhile, in Andhra Pradesh, nine people were killed after lightning struck. 12 other people were killed in different districts of West Bengal.
As per a report by CNN-News18, the Met Dept has issued a warning of more thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places in various districts of Telangana and coastal Andhra for Monday as well.
Earlier on Saturday, the IMD had predicted that hill-states were likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall for the next 2 days. The IMD also said that the thunderstorm is the result of a new western disturbance.
Several states in north India have witnessed erratic weather pattern over the fortnight. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have alone witnessed over 120 deaths due to thunderstorm and violent winds in the first week of May.
(With agency inputs)