The Assam Kaziranga University

At least 18 people died in Assam in April as a result of lightning and storms that affected various parts of the state, said an official.

Houses and other infrastructure have also been damaged as a result of the adverse weather, he added.

Since the beginning of April, the northeastern state has been hit by torrential rain and thunderstorms, leaving a trail of devastation, according to the official.

Three people were killed by lightning on Friday in Jorhat, Dibrugarh, and Dhubri districts, according to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin that was updated until late Saturday.

Since April 15, a total of 14 people have died as a result of lightning and storms in just three days. At least two were minors, according to the official, among the casualties.

According to the ASDMA bulletin, torrential rain and storms have affected 4,630 individuals in 325 localities during the last three days.

During the month, about 1,000 homes were damaged, as well as several schools and Anganwadi centres.

Electric poles and trees have also been uprooted in numerous areas, disrupting power and obstructing roadways.

The Assam Kaziranga University