Thunderstorm, Lightning Kills 26 People In UP


At least 26 people were killed after thunderstorms and lightning struck parts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Saturday.

Deaths were reported from Jaunpur, Sultanpur, Unnao, Chandauli, Bahraich, Rae Bareli, Mirzapur, Sitapur, Amethi and Pratapgarh. 

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the state government will extend all possible help to those hit by thunderstorms and directed all the district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide compensation to families of those killed without any laxity.

Meanwhile weather department has predicted rains accompanied with high winds in most parts of Northern India in the next 48 hours.