Thunderstorm and Lighting Claim 15 lives in UP

| June 2 , 2018 , 17:35 IST

15 people were reported dead and nine people were injured as the thunderstorm hit various region of Uttar Pradesh on Friday evening. A spokesperson of the Uttar Pradesh Government said that most of the deaths caused due to fall of trees and house collapse.  

Moradabad bore the brunt as seven deaths were reported from the district followed by three deaths in Sambhal. Two deaths were reported each from Muzaffarnagar and Meerut while one death was reported from Amroha. Four persons were injured in Amroha, three in Moradabad and one in Muzaffarnagar.

The State Government has directed all District Magistrates to distribute relief in 24 hours.

Two weeks ago, 40 people had lost their lives as the thunderstorm struck different regions of the state.

The National Capital and the NCR regions have got some relief from the hot and sultry weather after facing a dust storm. A few flights were reportedly diverted due to the storm. Meanwhile, on Saturday the Met issued the storm warning as the minimum temperature was recorded 26.6  degree Celsius.

“The sky was mainly clear in the morning. However, there is a possibility of the dust storm and thunderstorm towards the afternoon and evening,” an Indian Metrological Department official forecast for the National Capital Region said.