Over 40 killed in storms across India

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Over 40 killed in storms across India
Over 40 killed in storms across India

New Delhi : At least 40 people were reported killed as dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in 4 states – Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.

18 people were reported dead in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in West Bengal, 9 in Andhra Pradesh and 2 in the national capital.

The strong winds also left disastrous trail with uprooted trees, affecting train, bus and air services.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country. Condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured." 

In last dust storm, around 10 days back, 134 people were killed and over 400 were injured.

The MeT department has issued an advisory warning similar weather conditions on Monday.