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Dust storm, lightning kills 7 in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: At least seven persons were killed in dust storms and rains across Uttar Pradesh late on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

Two women and a man at a brick kiln were killed in Rudrapur village in Deoria district when they were struck by lightning.

Three persons were also killed by lightning in Siddharthanagar and a youth was killed in Bahraich when a tree fell on his bike during the dust storm.

Many tress were uprooted by strong winds in Unnao, Barabanki, Lucknow and Kanpur. A hailstorm that followed at some places flattened some crops. The mango crop was damaged in the Malihabad region on Lucknow`s suburbs.

Power outages were reported from many places after the storm.

Power officials said that while electricity supply had been restored at some places, some places were still without electricity.

—IANS