Deadly freak weather continues in India with another 61 dead this weekend bringing total of deaths in May to nearly 200
At least 61 people have died in fierce dust storms across four Indian states since Sunday evening, with officials warning of more bad weather to come.
High-speed winds and lightning devastated many villages, bringing down homes and leaving dozens injured.
As many as 61 people died and many others injured in a thunderstorm, hailstorm and lightning strikes with Utter Pradesh reporting 38 deaths after the state lost 70 people earlier in May
Large parts of India have been struck by deadly storms in the past month.
More than a 100 people died in northern India on 4 May due to intense dust storms and heavy rains.
Authorities at the time said they were shocked by the ferocity of the storms, adding that it was one of the worst they had seen. The worst-hit districts were from the western part of the state.
According to earlier reports, official figures confirm five deaths in Kasganj while sources claim another five deaths in Barabanki, which has not been officially confirmed.