S Balachandran, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, told reporters that northeasterly winds that help the onset of Northeast monsoon are expected around October 26-27.
Maximum casualties have been reported from West Bengal where 258 people died and 11,925 houses got destroyed.
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Over 24.3 lakh people from 2,254 villages across 24 of the state’s 33 districts have still remained affected.
Altogether 163 relief camps were still operational where 12,597 people were taking refuge.
All the victims of lightning were planting the paddy saplings in the fields when the incident occurred.
According to an official of Sindh government, the death occurred due to electrocution, drowning and collapsing of buildings.