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Nature’s Fury: Lightning topmost killer followed by floods in 2021 in India
Orissa Post | 15/01/2022 09:27 AM | Click to read full article
In 2021, as many as 787 lives were lost due to lightning and thunderstorms (45 per cent), followed by 759 due to floods, heavy rains and landslides (43 per cent) in the multitude of extreme weather events that India faced last year.
The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD)’ Statement of Climate on India during 2021′ released on Friday also said that 172 lives were lost in cyclones (10 per cent) that hit the Indian coasts, while other extreme events, including cold wave, dust storm, gail, hailstorm and snowfall, took 32 lives (2 per cent) during the same time, taking the total to 1,750 lives lost.