Lucknow: As many as 32 people were killed due to lightning incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Thirteen others were injured on the same day.
The tragic incidents occurred even as monsoon rain finally brought respite to many in northern India on Sunday.
The lightning incidents that occurred on Sunday claimed seven lives each in Kanpur and Fatehpur, Jhansi, four in Jalaun, three in Hamirpur and two in Ghazipur and one each in Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Kanpur Dehat and Chitrakoot.
Media reports said just a day earlier at least one person was killed due to lightning while two others died due to snake bites on July 18 and 20 respectively.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incidents and directed the district magistrates of the respective places to provide Rs 4 lakh in compensation to the next of kin of the victims.
The Chief Minister has also directed the authorities to ensure that adequate treatment is provided to those who were injured in the lightning incidents.