Six killed as hailstorm lashes UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 18:53

Lucknow: At least six people were killed and
a similar number injured when a hailstorm coupled with
lightening hit parts of Uttar Pradesh last evening, officials
said today.

Two children and two women were killed in Bahraich
district of eastern UP while two others lost their lives in
Farukkhabad after being struck by lightening, they said.

Four persons were injured in different parts of Bahraich
in separate incidents of lightning and house collapse, they
said, adding two in Shravasti district also sustained
injuries.

Two deaths were also reported from Jalalpur village of
Farukkhabad where a house collapsed in the hailstorm last
night, the sources said.

The authorities decided to provide an ex gratia of Rs one
lakh each to next of kin of those killed in the natural
calamity, District Magistrate Bahraich Rigzian Samphel said.

On Saturday last, a dust storm had claimed three lives in
Fatehpur district.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 18:53

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