Storm kills more than 40 in east

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A storm with heavy rain and hail killed at least 42 peo­ple, in­jured more than 100 and dam­aged the win­ter wheat crop in eastern In­dia, of­fi­cials said.

Most of the deaths were caused by tin roofs that were blown off huts by wind that reached 40 mph in north­east­ern parts of Bi­har state, me­te­o­rol­o­gist R.K. Giri said. The storm sub­sided be­fore day­break.

Ni­tish Ku­mar, the state’s top elected of­fi­cial, vis­ited some of the worst-hit ar­eas and said 30 deaths were re­ported in Pur­nia, seven in Mad­hep­ura and the rest in Madhubani and other dis­tricts.

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