New Delhi: While the downpour across North India brought some respite for people from the scorching heat, hell broke loose in several parts of Uttar Pradesh as over 45 people were reported to be killed in the state due to torrential rains and thunderstorm.

Atleast eight people were reported killed due to the heavy downpour in Bihar too.

The heavy rain which lashed UP on Friday and Saturday wrecked mayhem in the state as over 100 people were injured.

The weather condition is expected to remain similar in the next 24 hours.

The storm claimed 17 lives in Shahjahanpur and 10 lives in Badayun alone. Uprooted trees in 34 places of Moradabad district affected the movement of trains. Traffic jams were witnessed at key points of the state.

People were stuck in heavy traffic jam on the highway between Rampur and J P Nagar.

Winds were recorded blowing at the speed of 96 km/hour in Patna, which uprooted several trees and mobile towers. The Bihar capital recorded 35 mm rain in 20 minutes.

About 45 minutes later, the weather returned to normal and signs of destruction were visible.

The roofs of ‘Kuccha’ houses were blown away and power supply was also affected due to storm.

Out of the eight killed in the state, five were killed in Bhagalpur alone. Mango, Litchi and banana plantations were heavily damaged due to the storm.

JPN/Bureau