34 killed in Bihar & UP due to lightning and storms

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: On Tuesday, 34 people dead and 10 injured due to spells of thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and lightning in parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, reports said.

While UP reported a total of 15 fatalities, Bihar witnessed 11 deaths due to lightning and eight casualties in thunderstorm-related incidents. Thunderstorm left 6 and 11 people injured in Bihar and UP, respectively, apart from causing damage to houses. Nitish Kumar, CM of Bihar condoled the deaths and announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

Unnao recorded the most number of 6 deaths, said UP relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar.

“In Unnao, four people died while two others lost their lives in a wall collapse. The city also saw four injuries and damage to two houses,” he said. Rae Bareli saw three deaths, three injuries, while two deaths were reported from Kanpur and Pilibhit. Gonda also reported two deaths.

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