• Monday, August 15, 2022

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13 killed in Indian thunderstorms

13 people have been killed as thunderstorms have hit India, officials have confirmed (Photo by: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

At least 13 people were killed Wednesday (9) as thunderstorms battered northern and eastern India, officials said, a week after a deadly dust storm ravaged large swathes of the country. Nine people were killed in northern Uttar Pradesh after a storm and high winds struck parts of the state late Wednesday, disaster management authorities said. Most of the deaths were caused by falling walls or trees in Etawah and Mathura districts, an official at the authority told a news source. A teenager was hit by a lightning bolt in Hathras and another was crushed under a tree in neighbouring Agra district. “Four…

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