Thunderstorm claims 13 lives in UP
Uttar Pradesh

Thunderstorm claims 13 lives in UP

Agency News

Lucknow, June 7: At least 13 people lost their lives while 21 others were injured in the thunderstorm that struck several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered immediate distribution of relief to the affected families, including Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. He said that within 48 hours, survey will be carried out on the loss of crops and facilities will be provided for distributing insurance claims of the farmers.

Official sources here on Friday said six deaths were reported from Mainpuri where 20 people were also injured. Most of the deaths were due to lightning, uprooting of trees and collapsing of the houses. Three deaths each were also reported from Etah and Kasganj while one died in Moradabad. Several hectares of standing crops have been damaged in the thunderstorm that also struck the state capital on late Thursday night leading to major disruption of power in the city. (UNI)