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Teenager among 2 killed by lightning as heavy rain lashes parts of Uttar Pradesh

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 July 2016, 19:28 IST

Lightning claimed the lives of two people, including a minor, in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district, as parts of the state were lashed by light to moderate rain and thundershowers.

Sunil Kumar Bind (13) and Mohammad Saif (20) were killed after being struck by lightning in Chitapur and Medhi villages respectively of Bhadohi district, police said.

The MeT office said south-west monsoon continued normally over the state. Attara received 7 cm of rainfall, followed by Kanpur 6 cm, Fursatganj and Dudhi (5 cm each), Haidergarh and Chayal 4 cm each, while Baberu, Naraini, Hamirpur and Kalpi received 3 cm each.

A forecast said that rain and thundershowers are very likely to hit most places over east Uttar Pradesh and at many places over the western parts. Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to lash isolated places, they warned.

--PTI

First published: 14 July 2016, 19:28 IST
 
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