"Fifteen people were killed by overnight lightning and high speed winds", said T.P. Gupta, an official from the Uttar Pradesh disaster management department. Out of this, Bihar suffered the major loss of 19 lives along with 12 in the neighboring state of Jharkhand.
Authorities have tried to limit casualties by airing alerts on local television channels and by sending area officials to warn residents, especially in remote communities.
There were reports that four persons were killed in Kanpur and Rae Bareli.
At least 40 people died on Monday after the storm with lightning created havoc in parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Zee Media reported that 18 people were killed in Bihar. Earlier on May 2, at least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar condoled the deaths and issued instructions for quick disbursement of ex gratia compensation.
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Bihar was the worst hit, pounded by strong winds and thunderbolts. In neighbouring Jharkhand, 12 people were killed and 28 were injured due to lightning.
The weather remained dry over western parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm and rain accompanied with gusty winds today over some areas in Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar and Azamgarh districts in Uttar Pradesh.
Most were killed when their homes collapsed, according to officials. The onset of monsoon over the southern state marks the commencement of the four-month-long rainy season in the country. This is one of the main parameters for declaring the arrival of monsoon'.