Thunderstorm across Indian states kills 60: State radio

Published: April 18, 2019 10:15:57 | Updated: April 18, 2019 15:13:09


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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.

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.

A Reuters report says the weather office has forecast more storms on Thursday across large parts of eastern India.

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