Two killed due to heavy rains in UP

A woman and her daughter were killed, and five others injured in separate incidents due to heavy rains and dust storms in the district, police said Monday.

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

Varanasi: A woman and her daughter were
killed, and five others injured in separate incidents due to
heavy rains and dust storms in the district, police said
Monday.

Shamshad (38) was sleeping in the compound last night
with her children - Zoya (9), Muskan (10) and Aarif (12) when
the terrace wall collapsed on them in the Chowk area in the
city.

While Shamshad died on the spot, the children were
admitted to a hospital where Zoya succumbed to her injuries.

In another incident in Lohta village of the district,
three members of a family were injured when a neighbour`s wall
collapsed on them last night.

Dust storms also uprooted several trees in the
district and led to widespread power outages due to breakage
of electricity wires. However, the rain also brought down
temperatures considerably in the area.

Till yesterday, eight persons, including two minors,
had been killed and at least seven injured in separate
incidents related to rains and dust storms in areas of Uttar
Pradesh.

The district administration had announced a financial
assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to kin of those killed.

PTI

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