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Extreme Weather Claimed 1,750 Lives in India in 2021, Maharashtra Worst-affected

India saw 1,750 deaths due to extreme weather events in 2021, with Maharashtra being the worstaffected state with 350 fatalities, followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. Thunderstorms and lightning reportedly claimed 787 lives in India last year, while 759 people died in heavy rainfall and floodrelated incidents, it said. Cyclonic storms claimed 172 lives and 32 others died due to other extreme weather events, according to the IMD s annual climate statement.


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