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Storm in Uttar Pradesh kills 11 people

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

As many as 11 people have died, while 28 others were injured in a storm which hit different parts of today, officials said.

"Four deaths have been reported from Kasganj, while two persons died in Bulandshahr. Apart from this, one death each has been reported from Kannauj, Aligarh, Sambhal, Ghaziabad and Noida," (Information) told

He said that 13 people were injured in Sambhal, 12 in Auraiya and three in Bulandshahr.

"has directed all district magistrates and commissioners to provide immediate relief (to the affected people) and ensure that the injured are provided medical care immediately," Awasthi said.

In the evening, the had warned that hail thunderstorm accompanied with squall and rain are very likely in parts of Badaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur, Shajhanpur, Sitpur, Hardoi, Lucknow, Barabanki, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Sant Ravidas Nagar districts.

On May 9, several parts of the state were hit by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured. Five people died in district, three each in Mathura, and Agra, two in Firozabad and one each in Hathras and Kanpur Dehat.

Thunderstorms and lightning on May 2-3 killed 134 people and injured over 400 in UP, Rajasthan, Telangana, Utttarakhand and UP was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, most of them in district in the western part of the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 23:10 IST
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