Odisha News Insight

Ministry of Home Affairs puts storm toll at 53

Dust storm, hail and lightning have claimed as many as 53 lives in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi, said Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday.

As per the MHA report, 39 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh on the intervening night of May 13-14 due to lightening and thunderstorm while in Andhra Pradesh nine lives were lost.

In West Bengal seven people and in Delhi one person lost their lives.

The total number of injured were 65 — in Uttar Pradesh 53, in West Bengal one person and in Delhi eleven people,” the statement said. (IANS)

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