A dust storm was followed by rain on Sunday evening in Noida and parts of Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A dust storm was followed by rain on Sunday evening in Noida and parts of Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

At least eight including tourist killed in thunderstorm in Uttar Pradesh

Casualties were reported from Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Vrindavan and Kasganj.
Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:41 PM IST

At least eight people were killed across Kasganj, Agra, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Aligarh in a deadly thunderstorm Sunday evening.

One person was killed and four others were injured after a tree fell on them near Lal Kuan Shiv temple in Ghaziabad.

In Greater Noida, one woman was killed and a man was seriously injured after a hoarding fell on them during the storm. One person was killed in Aligarh.

Three deaths took place in Parsoli village of Kasganj district while one was killed in Barona village of the same district.

Rameshwar Swami (50), a tourist from Maharashtra, died in hospital after he was seriously injured when a tree fell on him while he was bringing down luggage from his car during the thunderstorm in Vrindavan.

Mathura MP Hema Malini who was heading for Naujheel in her constituency was stuck for some time after a fallen blocked the road.

Additional SP at Kasganj, Pavitra Mohan Tripathi confirmed three deaths in village Parsoli.

“Three including two women were killed when wall of a house in village Parsoli fell due to high speed wind during thunderstorm on Sunday evening. Two others of family were injured and shifted for treatment,” additional SP at Kasganj, Pavitra Mohan Tripathi said.

Suresh Kumar (55) his wife Mamta Kumari and daughter in law Ribam Devi (22) were killed by debris as the wall fell. Suresh Kumar’s daughter Kamini was injured.

In another incident, a teenager was killed in Barona village in Kasganj as a tractor trolley carrying husk overturned and fell on him due to high speed wind.

There were reports of thunderstorm affecting districts of Etah and Firozabad also.

(With ANI inputs)

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