Uttar Pradesh: 23 killed in incidents of lightning strikes
At least 23 individuals have been killed and 29 others injured after being struck by lightning in several districts of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
According to an official assertion, eight individuals lost their lives in Allahabad, six in Mirzapur, two in Kaushambi and one in Jaunpur.
A report from the Relief Commissioner’s Office mentioned that 9 others in Prayagraj, 10 in Mirzapur and 4 in Kaushambi suffered severe burns.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed deep anguish over the lack of lives and directed respective district magistrates to increase ex-gratia of Rs four lakh to the subsequent of kin of these killed.
He also requested the officers to make sure that correct medical therapy is supplied to the injured, the assertion mentioned.
A report from Bhadohi mentioned six individuals have been killed and not less than six others injured in numerous elements of the district.
Additional District Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Mishra mentioned lightning struck in numerous villages of the district late in the night.