Lightning strike kills 56 in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Prayagraj alone reports 14 deaths | India News

New Delhi: Lightning created havoc on Sunday (July 11) night after a minimum of 56 individuals died after being struck by it in a single day. In keeping with reviews, whereas 38 died in Uttar Pradesh, 18 individuals misplaced their lives in Rajasthan, as many components of north India obtained incessant rainfall on Sunday. 

In Uttar Pradesh, 14 individuals died in Prayagraj alone, 5 in Kanpur Dehat, three every in Firozabad and Kaushambhi and two every in Unnao and Chitrakoot after lightning struck them. Taking cognizance of the incidents, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief and directed the district administrations to supply satisfactory compensation to the tragedy struck households. In keeping with the federal government spokesman, deaths had been additionally reported from Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Agra, Varanasi and Rae Bareli.

In Kaushambhi, the deceased have been recognized as Rukma,12, Moorat Dhwaj, 50, Ramchandra, 32, and Mayank Singh,15. In Firozabad, Hemraj, 50, and Ram Sevak, 40, had been standing below a Neem tree, after they had been hit by lightning, killing them on the spot. Amar Singh, 60, of Shikohabad space was additionally killed by lightning.

In Rajasthan, 18 individuals had been killed in separate incidents of lightning within the districts of Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur. The victims additionally included seven kids. Twenty-one individuals, together with six kids, had been additionally injured in lightning incidents in separate villages in Rajasthan.

In a significant tragedy in Jaipur, 11 individuals, principally youths, had been killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill close to the Amber Fort, officers mentioned. A few of them had been taking selfies on a watch tower whereas the others had been on the hill.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh every for the members of the family of the deceased. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the deaths as a consequence of lightning in Rajasthan. “Many individuals have misplaced their lives as a consequence of lightning in some areas of Rajasthan. Deeply saddened by the demise of individuals. I categorical my deepest condolences to the households of the deceased: PM @narendramodi,” Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) mentioned in a tweet.

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