At least 23 people were killed and 29 were injured in the result of lightning strikes in different districts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, according to channel NDTV, citing the office of the Commissioner for relief.
Chief Minister of the state Yogi adityanath is instructed district judges to pay families of the victims compensation of 400 thousand rupees ($5,36 thousand). He also asked the officials to provide adequate medical assistance to the victims, the statement said.
One hundred ten people died in the Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past two days from lightning strikes, said the Department for disaster management.
Earlier it was reported that the death toll from lightning strikes in the Indian state of Bihar has risen to 83. In turn, the state government of Uttar Pradesh announced on Thursday that the lightning killed 24 people, three of them died Wednesday.