Monday, May 13, 2013

India: 3 killed in Sheikhpura as hailstorm lashes state

At least three women were killed and over 100 persons were injured in Sheikhpura district as mild thunderstorm accompanied by hail lashed several places, including Patna, in the state on Sunday.

In the state capital, temperature dropped by a few notches after a light drizzle, but in several districts of north and south Bihar, strong velocity winds were accompanied by hail and rain.

Preliminary reports emerging from the Sheikhpura district suggest that a number of persons were admitted to government hospital and private nursing homes with serious injuries and the number of casualty was likely to go up. In Biharsharif, several people were injured after they were hit by large hails.