13 Killed, 28 Injured Due To Massive Thunderstorms In UP

| June 14 , 2018 , 13:06 IST

Around 13 people are reported dead and 28 others injured as a massive thunderstorm hits parts of the state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

Out of the deceased, six were killed in Sitapur, three were killed in Gonda, two in Kaushambi and one death each were reported from Faizabad and Hardoi. 

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has ordered the district magistrates of the affected areas to make sure a proper treatment to all those injured due to severe weather conditions. CM has also ordered the officials to compensate the families of those killed in the storms.

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According to MeT department officials, wind speeds went over 75 Km/h. This lasted for more than two hours. The department had also warned of heavy rain and high wind speeds in Allahabad, Mirzapur, Sant Ravidas Nagar districts and adjoining areas of the state.

Two weeks earlier, On June 2, around 15 people were reported dead and nine others injured after a thunderstorm hit various regions of the state. The casualties were reported Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha, and Sambhal districts of the state.