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3 killed, 2 injured due to lightning in UP

New DelhiAccording to officials, three people, including a child, were killed and two others were injured in separate incidents of lightning here on Friday. It has been raining heavily in UP for the past few days which has created an unfavorable situation for the people. Schools remained closed due to heavy rains and railways were also affected.

The district administration said in a statement that the deceased have been identified as Naresh (40) of Tevra village, Usman (15) of Beli village and Raja Babu (13) of Kathoti village. Ram Singh (34) of Tevra village and Gyal (25) of Beli village were injured due to lightning. The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem, while the injured have been admitted to the hospital, the statement said.

Also read: UP CM Yogi Adityanath did an aerial survey of the flood affected areas, directed the District Magistrate to expedite the relief work

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas and directed the concerned district magistrates to expedite the relief work. The districts surveyed by the CM by a helicopter that took off from Gorakhpur include Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti, Ayodhya, Gonda and Barabanki, through which the Saryu river passes. CM Yogi issued necessary instructions to the District Magistrates to expedite the relief work in the flood affected areas. The Chief Minister also sought a full report from the DM about the flood relief efforts being carried out in the flood-affected villages of the affected districts.

In addition, the CM issued an order for speedy distribution of relief material and permissible medical aid in cases of human or animal casualties. In the last 24 hours, about 25 mm or more rain was recorded in 16 districts of the state. Presently 247 villages in 14 districts of the state are affected by the floods.

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