At least 24 people were killed and 12 others injured on Thursday due to incidents of lightning in various districts of Uttar Pradesh in India.
According to an official report, Nine persons were killed in Deoria, six in Prayagraj, three in Ambedkar Nagar, two in Barabanki, one each in Kushinagar, Pratapgarh, Balrampur, and Unnao due to lightning.
Taking note of these incidents, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of those who died in the incident. He also directed the authorities to provide the best health care to those injured in such incidents.
Among those injured, eight are from Deoria, two in Barabanki, and one each in Prayagraj and Amethi.
Earlier on Wednesday three persons, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed and a woman was injured in separate incidents of lightning in Banda and Lalitpur districts.
MET department has forecast heavy rain at isolated places over east UP on June 26.