Storm kills more than 40 in east
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.