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Hot, Moist Air From Mediterranean Sparked Freak Storm In India, Meteorologists Say

The storm that swept across western India on Wednesday reportedly killed at least 110 people, most of whom were trapped in homes that collapsed in the fierce winds.
A photograph taken Wednesday showing a tree that fell in high winds during a storm in Bareilly in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state. Source: AFP/Getty Images

Meteorologists in India believe a cyclonic circulation over the country's west was what spawned a freak storm that swept over three states on Wednesday, reportedly killing more than 110 people.

And more storms are likely across a wide area of India's north this, or IMD.

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