34 people dead in thunderstorms across 3 states
The early arrival of the monsoon spelt disaster to people in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. There was huge loss of life and property in these three states.
34 people were killed over two days in these states due to heavy thunderstorms. 12 people died in Jharkhand, 12 in Bihar, and 10 died in Uttar Pradesh.
Heavy thunderstorms and lightning led to major damage to several buildings and houses as well.
Meanwhile, the monsoon season has arrived in India. It has hit Kerala, three days ahead of schedule. This is seen as the beginning of the rainy season in the country.
According to the weather department, India will get a normal monsoon this year, with an average rainfall of around 97%.