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.