New Delhi, May 29: At least 40 people lost their lives and many were left injured in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh after a massive thunderstorm wreaked havoc in various parts of the states. The thunderstorm also resulted in a huge loss of property, according to the reports. Maximum deaths took place as the storm collapsed houses and electricity poles/ trees fell on people. While 12 people have reportedly died in Jharkhand, the death toll reached 19 in Bihar and nine in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - 'Doctor Doctor Chillate Reh Gaye...' Wailing Daughter Confronts Minister After Father Dies of COVID | WATCH

The IMD has also issued a warning of a thunderstorm in many parts of Uttar Pradesh. “Thunderstorm accompanied with Rain/Squall/Hailstone is likely to occur today during next 3 hours over some areas in Hardoi, Sitapur, Farrukhabad districts and adjoining areas,” said the Meteorological Department. Also Read - Bihar Shocker: Dalit Man Forcibly Made To Lick Spit, Drink Urine For Eloping With Woman

India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Ranchi had earlier warned the people of a sudden thunderstorm in various parts of the city and the state. “Due to availability of ample moisture in the atmosphere, pre-monsoon thunder cells will be forming causing intermittent thunderstorm and heavy rain in parts of Jharkhand,” said BK Mandal, director at the centre,” BK Mandal, director at the centre, told Hindustan Times. The people in these states have been advised to remain thunderstorms and alert. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Records Highest-ever Daily Spike of 18,021 Coronavirus Cases

JHARKHAND

In Jharkhand, at least 12 people died and 28 injured in the lightning and storm that hit various parts of the state on Sunday uprooting trees and electricity poles. (Also Read: Heatwave to Continue in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana)

Two deaths were reported from Ranchi’s Khalari area, two from Giridih, three from Chatra district, one each from Ramgarh, Hazaribag, Koderma, and Lohardaga on Sunday. In Chatra district, two children, aged 14, died after lightning struck them.

BIHAR

At least 19 people reportedly died following a huge thunderstorm in various parts of the state. In Bihar, the meteorological department had predicted that the speed of the wind is likely to be 50 kilometres per hour (kmph) to 70 kmph.

The weather department had added that thunderstorm is likely to be accompanied by squall, gusty winds, and lightning that may hit isolated parts in the state. In Bihar, the maximum damage took place in parts of Gaya, Katihar, and Aurangabad.

UTTAR PRADESH

The thunderstorm wreaked damage in many parts of Uttar Pradesh taking the death toll to nine since Sunday, May 27. Today, a thunderstorm is likely in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts, Indian Meteorological Department said.