Shocking news from UP, Rajasthan : 11 people were killed and 6 died in Lightning !
Eight people were killed in lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Sunday. Another 18 people were seriously injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident. At least 11 people have died while trying to make their own at a Watchtower in Jaipur.
In Uttar Pradesh alone, 41 people have been killed in lightning strikes. In Rajasthan the number is 20. Seven people have been reported killed in a lightning strike in Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister tweeted in Hindi, ‘Several people have been killed in lightning strikes in some areas of Rajasthan. This incident is very sad. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.
राजस्थान के कुछ इलाकों में आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है। इससे अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। मैं मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 12, 2021
Among the dead in Rajasthan, 11 were from Jaipur, four from Kota, three from Dholpur, one from Jhalwar and one from Baran. At least 11 people were killed when lightning struck a Watchtower in Jaipur's Amer area twice in 40 minutes. It is known that they got up there and took their own. The injured were rescued and admitted to Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.
Besides expressing grief, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the families of the deceased. Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and former Chief Minister Bashundhara Raje Scindia also expressed grief over the incident.