Lucknow: Eight persons, including two
minors, have been killed and at least seven injured in
separate incidents related to rains and dust storms in
Ghaziabad and Barabanki districts of Uttar Pradesh, police
said on Sunday.
Amit (9) died in a wall collapse at Devkalia village,
while Reema (14) was killed when thatched roof of her house at
Sewara village gave in after heavy rains and strong wind swept
Barabanki last evening.
In Chauri village of the district, Gulaba (60) died when
a tree fell on her during dust storm, while in another incident
40-year-old Radhey Shyam was killed in Kotwali area, police
The district administration has announced a financial
assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to kin of those killed in
dust storm and rain related incidents.
In Ghaziabad`s Simbhawali, three members of a family - a
woman, her husband and son - were killed when they
accidentally touched a live wire snapped during dust storm in
the region last night. Simranjeet Kaur (45), her husband
Jagtar Singh (50), and son Surendra pal Singh died on spot,
The second mishap took place in Modinagar area where
Sarbati (75) died in a wall collapse, they said.
In Hindon Vihar, seven persons were injured when the
wall collapsed on them.
The MeT department said rains and dust storms were also
experienced in Bagpat, Meerut, Agra, Banda, Gorakhpur,
Nazibabad, Badaun, Aonla, Deoband, Saharanpur and Sambhal.
The recent change in weather also brought down mercury
appreciably during the day and weathermen have predicted that
more rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at many
places in west UP and at a few places in eastern part of the