Thunderstorm in UP kills 15, injuring 9

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Thunderstorms hit various parts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday claiming lives of 15 people and leaving nine others dead according to reports.

The causalities were reported from Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha, and Sambhal districts of the state.

The thunderstorm destroyed trees, electric poles and hoardings in several places.

On Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning of a thunderstorm with strong winds and rain in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

The warning comes two days after a deadly storm claimed over 30 lives in various states across the country including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

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