Thursday, 28 October 2021

56 killed in UP & Rajasthan by Lightning Strikes

56 killed in UP & Rajasthan by Lightning Strikes

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the deceased's family members.

Jaipur/Lucknow: 56 people were killed by lightning strikes in a single day – including 18 in Rajasthan and 38 in Uttar Pradesh, as many places in north India received rainfall.

In Uttar Pradesh, 14 people died in Prayagraj, five in Kanpur Dehat, three in Firozabad and Kaushambhi, and two in Unnao Chitrakoot by lightning struck.

Deaths news were also reported from Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Agra, Varanasi, and Rae Bareli. As per government spokesman,

Two men were standing under a Neem tree when lightning hit them, and they were dead on the spot. The incident happened in Firozabad.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief over the deaths and directed the district administrations to provide sufficient reimbursement to the families of the deceased.

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In Rajasthan, 18 people were killed in separate lightning incidents in Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, and Dholpur. The victims also included seven children.

Twenty-one people killed, including six children, were also injured in lightning incidents in separate villages in Rajasthan.

In a significant disaster in Jaipur, 11 persons were killed, mostly youths, were killed and eight were injured when lightning struck them on a mountainous area near Amber Fort, officials said. Some of them were taking selfies on a watchtower while the others were on the mountain.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the deceased's family members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the deaths due to lightning in Rajasthan.

"Many people lost their lives because of lightning strikes in areas of Rajasthan. Deeply dishearten by the end of the people.

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