Deaths due to lightning were reported from several parts of the country on Sunday. As many as 32 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh due to this reason on Sunday, said officials. In Rajasthan’s Jhalawar, four farmers, including a 50-year-old woman, working in their fields under the rains were killed as lightning struck them in separate incidents. A day earlier, thirteen were injured due to the same reason, an official statement added.
The victims in Uttar Pradesh included seven each in Kanpur and Fatehpur, five in Jhansi, four in Jalaun, three in Hamirpur, two in Ghazipur and one each in Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Chitrakoot, the statement added.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the state and has issued orders to the respective district magistrates to give a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to each of the families of victims.
He also directed officials to ensure that the injured persons get adequate treatment, and that there should be no laxity in execution of relief works, the statement said.