Lucknow: Three persons, including two children, were killed after being hit by lightning as rains lashed few places in the state in the last 24 hours.
Two children were killed when lightning struck them in Meetapur village in Chopan area of Sonbhadra district yesterday, police said here.
In Farukkhabad, a man died after a lightning hit him at Sikandarpur village in Shamshabad area, they said.
According to Met office, monsoon has been normal over western UP.
Rain and thundershowers occurred at a few places over the region and at isolated places over eastern parts of the state.
Chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was- Bijnore 6, Saharanpur and Mahrauni 5 each, Atrauli, Hasanpur, Meerut, Kasganj, Jalesar, Garotha and Powayan 3 each.
The Met office has forecast that rain and thundershowers would occur at many places over western UP and at few places over eastern region in the next 24 hours.