Some 38 people have been killed by lightning strikes in India as stormy weather rocks the country. The majority of those killed were in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after lightning struck at a watchtower near the 12th century Amber Fort. Senior police officer Anand Srivastava said some of those killed there had been taking selfies near the site on Sunday.
India reported 4,454 new Covid-19 fatalities on Monday and is now the third country in the world after Brazil and the United States to surpass more than 300,000 official deaths. It also added more than 220,000 new cases, marking the fourth consecutive day that the number of cases recorded in the country have declined.