24 killed in thunderstorm in UP

Last Updated: Monday, May 31, 2010 - 15:53

Lucknow: At least 24 people were killed in
Uttar Pradesh as thunderstorm hit several parts of the state,
uprooting trees and electric poles, officials said Monday.

While nine persons were killed in Pratapgarh, eight
deaths were reported from Aligarh, two each from Jaunpur and
Mau and one each from Sultanpur, Lucknow and Nawabganj in
storm-related incidents since yesterday, they said.

Trees and electric and telephone poles were uprooted at a
number of places, disrupting train and vehicular movement on
national highways.

Power supply was also affected in several districts
including the state capital, they said.

PTI




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