UP thunderstorm: Death toll reaches 11

Posted May 11, 2018

In Mathura's Mant tehsil, 55-year-old Shakuntala Singh was killed after he came in contact with an electricity pole.

He said all the fix works of the damage caused by the storm must commence at the earliest along with the assessment of the damage.

Last week's storm had killed 134 people and injured over 400 in five states, the Home Ministry had said. The injured were rushed to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital.

The storm comes a week after 73 persons died in the state as hailstorm, lightning and dust-storms damaged property and crops and caused human loss in 22 districts of the state. Mukhtayari, hailed from same area, severely injured by electric poll succumbed to her injuries during treatment. "I spoke to the respective District Magistrates and asked them to ensure compensation to those affected by this evening", he said. Financial help for the families of deceased will be provided after their post-mortem report, he said.

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A fresh warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorm, strong wind and rain in the next few days across the country.

The Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said that teams of disaster management have been rushed in these districts to speed up the relief and rescue operations.

"Four deaths were reported from Etawah, three from Mathura, and one death each from Agra, Aligarh, Firozabad and Kanpur Rural last night", principal secretary for information Avanish Awasthi told PTI. The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was on a three-day campaign tour to poll-bound Karnataka, had to cut short his tour.

Sixty-four people had lost their lives in Agra and surrounding districts of west Uttar Pradesh in dust storms and thundershowers on May 2.