Severe storms that hit several Indian states on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 2018, claimed at least 45 lives, officials said. The storms are just the latest in a series of unusually strong storms in India this year. The death toll since the start of the month has now reached at least 250. More than 440 people were injured.  18 people were killed and at least 12 injured in the state of Bihar where

several houses were damaged and trees uprooted, trapping people.  In the neighboring state of Jharkhand, 12 people were killed and at least 28 injured due to lightning. 15 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh and more than 12 injured in storm, rain and lightning-related incidents, Xinhua reports.  The power supply was disrupted in many locations after storms downed trees and power poles. READ MORE