Six killed as hailstorm lashes UP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 04, 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.


First Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 18:53

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