NEW DELHI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in lightning and hailstorms that hit several Indian states Tuesday rose to 45, officials said.
According to officials, 18 people were killed and over a dozen injured in Bihar.
In neighboring Jharkhand state, 12 people lost their lives and 28 others suffered burn injuries due to lightning.
Likewise, in Uttar Pradesh, 15 persons were killed and more than one dozen injured in storm, rain and lightning-related incidents.
In affected places, the storms uprooted trees and electricity poles, thereby disrupting power supply.
Officials said efforts to restore the power supply were underway
The hailstorm and rains have destroyed Mango, Litchi and Banana crop.
Earlier this month on two occasions, over 200 people were killed and more than 400 others injured in five states due to dust storms, thunderstorms, rains and lightning.