At least 41 people were killed as storms and lightning struck the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the weekend, officials said.
Lightning struck a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft knocking out its auto pilot system shortly before it crash landed in Moscow last month killing 41 people, investigators said on Friday, adding it had approached too fast and been too heavy
A German tourist has died during a storm in Italy, in the latest death after a week of terrible weather.
Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, grounded flights and disrupted trains across northern, eastern and southern states, including the capital, New Delhi, on Sunday evening.
At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said on Wednesday, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country.
Eight people were seriously injured after being struck by lightning at a rock festival in western Germany on Friday night, the festival organiser said.
Nine children and two adults were struck by a bolt of lightning in a park in Paris on Saturday and four of them have suffered life-threatening injuries, a spokesman for the French fire-fighting service said.