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26 people killed in dust storms, lightning strikes in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

As many as 26 people were killed due to dust storms and strikes in Uttar Pradesh, an said today.

Dust storms and hit places in 11 districts of the state last night resulting in the death of 26 people, he said.

While five deaths each were reported from Jaunpur and Sultanpur, four died in Unnao, three each died in Chandauli and Bahraich, two in Rae Bareli and one each in Mirzapur, Sitapur, Amethi and Pratapgarh, the said.

district was also affected by a dust but no casualty was reported from there, he said.

Meanwhile, has directed the district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide compensation to families of those killed and said no laxity will be tolerated.

Expressing grief over the deaths, he said the will extend all possible help to those hit by dust storms and related incidents, according to the

The weather office has warned that thunderstorm, accompanied by gusty winds, are "very likely" at isolated places in the state tomorrow.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:00 IST