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Eight killed in dust storms across UP

Eight persons were killed in different parts of Uttar Pradesh due to strong winds during dust storms in the past 24 hours, officials said here on Monday.



Lucknow: Eight persons were killed in
different parts of Uttar Pradesh due to strong winds during
dust storms in the past 24 hours, officials said here on Monday.

While three persons each were killed in Fatehpur and
Ballia districts, two persons died in Orai due to wall and
tree collapses during the dust storms that hit these districts
yesterday, they said.

The district administration has announced financial
assistance of rupees one lakh each to the kin of those killed
in the storm-related incidents.

Light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred in
many places in western parts of the state and a few places in
the eastern parts. Squalls and hail were also witnesses in
some parts of the state, the MET department said.

Rainfall was recorded at Pratapgarh, Jhansi, Gorakhpur,
Allahabad and Banda besdies others places, it said.

PTI

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