Dust storms and lightning 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 spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath 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.
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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