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Rain, dust storms kill 22 people in northern India

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LUCKNOW, India - Dust storms and heavy rains lashed huge swaths of northern India, killing at least 22 overnight, an official said Tuesday.

An additional 89 people died in unseasonal rain and dust storms in Uttar Pradesh state last week, police spokesman Surendra Srivastava told The Associated Press in the state capital Lucknow.

Srivastava said bad weather caused "havoc" on Monday as strong winds of more than 70 miles per hour (113 kph) and heavy rains swept through the state, uprooting trees and electricity poles and destroying mud-brick houses.

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