46 killed in rain-related incidents
Lucknow, Social Times. Forty-six people have died in separate rain-related incidents including lightning strikes in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Twenty-three people were also injured in incidents of lightning strike.
While 42 people were killed after being struck by lightning, three drowned and one succumbed to snakebite, a senior official of the relief commissioner's office told.
Prayagraj reported the highest number of deaths due to lightning strikes, followed by five each in Kanpur Dehat and Fatehpur, three each in Firozabad and Kaushambi, two each in Chitrakoot, Unnao, Hamirpur and Sonbhadra, and one each in Kanpur, Mirzapur, Hardoi and Banda.
According to the India Meteorological Department, rainfall was recorded in Kannauj, Prayagraj, Jalaun, Siddharthnagar, Shravasti, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Hardoi, Farrukhabad, Agra, Maharajganj, Balrampur, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur, Hamirpur and Shahjahanpur in UP.