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Lightning strikes kill 32 in Uttar Pradesh

  • Published at 01:55 pm July 22nd, 2019
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13 others were injured due to the lightning storm on Sunday

As many as 32 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh due to lightning on Sunday, said officials.

A day earlier, lightning had claimed one life in the state, in Deoria, reports OneIndia.

Around 13 others were injured due to lightning, the statement said. 

Sunday's lightning victims included seven each in Kanpur and Fatehpur, five in Jhansi, four in Jalaun, three in Hamirpur, two in Ghazipur and one each in Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Chitrakoot, the statement added. 

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the state, and has issued orders to the respective district magistrates to give compensation of Rs4 lakh to each of the victims' families. 

He also directed officials to ensure that the injured people get adequate treatment, and that there should be no laxity in execution of relief work, the statement said.