Heavy rainfall lashes Uttar Pradesh; three dead, 10 injured in lightning strike
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed profound grief over the deaths and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.Updated: Jun 22, 2017 15:04 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Three children died while 10 others were injured in lightning struck in a village in Lalitpur as rain lashed various parts of the state on Wednesday.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed profound grief over the deaths and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
The CM has announced a financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each for the kin of those killed in lightning and Rs 4,500 each for the family of the injured.
The state capital recorded maximum of 60.2 mm rainfall while Gorakhpur and Najibabad witnessed 28.4 mm and 15.6 mm rain.
In Lucknow, it started raining since wee hours and continued till 7:30 am. The forecast for Lucknow is partly cloudy sky with rain/thunder showers in some areas.
The maximum and minimum temperature in Lucknow will be around 36 & 22 degrees Celsius.
“Elsewhere in the state, rain and thundershowers are likely at few places over east Uttar Pradesh and at many places in west UP,” met director JP Gupta said.
Due to rain, the day temperature in Lucknow dipped to 34.7 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while the minimum temperature was 22.2 degrees – 5 degrees below normal.
First Published: Jun 22, 2017 15:04 IST