In a terrifying incident, thirty-five people died due to lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
13 people were also injured in the incident spanning across the whole state.
Highest deaths were reported in Kanpur and Fatehpur at seven, five in Jhansi, four in Jalaun, three in Hamirpur, two in Ghazipur and one each in Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Chitrakoot, a police statement said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the loss of lives announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh to each of the victim families.
Just a few days back seven people lost their lives due to natural calamities.
Heavy rains and thunderstorm destroyed at least 93 houses and six animals also died due to the natural disaster in the state.
As per the government’s data, the loss of lives and property was reported from Balia, Badaun, Jaunpur, Prayagraj, Mahoba, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Kushinagar, Raebareily, Khiri and Lalitpur.
Three deaths were also reported from Ambedkar Nagar, Kushinagar and Deoria due to snakebites.
Last week nine people also died in Bihar in a similar incident of lightning, while eight children survived a lightning strike that hit a tree while playing in Bihar’s Nawada.
Rain continues to disrupt normal life in Bihar, as lakhs remain affected despite continuous relief operations in the state.
According to State Chief Secretary, at least 33 people have died, while approx. 26 lakh people in over 12 districts have been adversely affected due to floods.