Over 30 Dead, Several Injured Due To Lightning In N. India

NEW DELHI, India, July 22 (NNN-PTI) – Over 30 people have died and several others injured, due to lightning over the past 24 hours, in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, local media reported today (Monday).

Seven people lost their lives in Kanpur and Fatehpur, five in Jhansi, four in Jalaun, three in Hamirpur, two in Ghazipur and one each in districts of Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Chitrakoot.

At least 13 people were injured in the state, it said.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has condoled the deaths and announced about 5,714 U.S. dollars to families of each victim.

Media adviser to the state’s chief minister, Mrityunjay Kumar, said, “It is too early to give more details about these lightning incidents, since they happened only yesterday, at various places in the state. We are in touch with district officials, where the lightning incidents took place, to collect more details.”– NNN-PTI