Lightning kills 75 in UP, MP, Rajasthan; PM Modi declares Rs 2 lakh compensation

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Not less than 75 folks have misplaced their lives on account of lightning in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. PM Narendra Modi has introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the lives misplaced on account of lightning in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. He introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for these injured. 

“Saddened by the lack of lives on account of lightning in components of Madhya Pradesh. The State Authorities will present all attainable help to the affected. From the PMNRF, Rs. 2 lakh could be given to the subsequent of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 could be given to the injured,” PMO tweeted.

“The Prime Minister was briefed concerning the lack of lives and damages on account of lightning in components of Uttar Pradesh. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh every from PMNRF could be given to the subsequent of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 could be given to the injured,” stated one other tweet.

In Madhya Pradesh, seven folks misplaced their lives on account of lightning and thunder in Shyorpur, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Anuppur and Baitul districts. The Indian Metereological Division has warned that lightning would possibly strike in Bhopal, Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Ujjain and Indore.

In Uttar Pradesh, 14 folks died in Prayagraj, 5 in Kanpur Dehat, three every in Firozabad and Kaushambhi and two every in Unnao and Chitrakoot after lightning struck them. Taking cognizance of the incidents, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief and directed the district administrations to offer enough compensation to the tragedy struck households.

In Rajasthan, 18 folks, together with seven youngsters, have been killed in separate incidents of lightning in Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts on Sunday. 21 folks, together with six youngsters, have been additionally injured in lightning incidents in separate villages within the state. In a serious tragedy in Jaipur, 11 individuals, largely youths, have been killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill close to the Amber Fort. A few of them have been taking selfies on a watch tower whereas the others have been on the hill. These on the watch tower fell when lightning struck late within the night.

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