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Storms, lightning and heavy rains in UP; at least 12 dead

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Lucknow: At least 12 people were killed across Uttar Pradesh (UP) due to storms, lightning and heavy rains, an official said on Monday.

According to the official, two people were killed in different incidents in Kanpur’s Bilhaur area.

One person was killed in Mau district when a wall caved in on him.

In Varanasi’s Shivpur area, a man was when a tree uprooted due to the storm and fell on him.

A woman was killed in Ramgaon area after the mud hut she lived in caved in due to heavy rains and storm, police said.

Two children were killed in Hasandeeh village in Azamgarh when the school gate collapsed late Sunday.

Four people died in separate storm related incidents in Farukkhabad and one was electrocuted in Mathura after an overhead high-tension wire snapped.

The rains are likely to continue in some parts of the state for the next 48-hours, an official at the regional Met office said.

—IANS

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