Rain, thunderstorm kill 14 in UPLucknow: At least 14 people lost their lives and scores were injured in thunderstorm and heavy rains that hit several parts of Uttar Pradesh today. Four persons were killed in Pratapgarh district, three in Rae Bareli,
Four persons were killed in Pratapgarh district, three in Rae Bareli, two deaths each were reported in Lucknow, Ballia and Amethi, and one died in Azamgarh, a government spokesman said here. Storm, lightning and rains led to most of the deaths.
Most parts of the state witnessed rain or thundershowers, Meteorological department said.
Chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Pawayan 4, Bahraich and Kayamgunj 3 each, Utraula, Badaun, Moradabad, Sambhal, Amroha, Sahahjahanpur, Lucknow and Kheri 2 each, Bareilly, Sahaswan, Nighasan, Barabanki and Haideregarh 1 cm each.
Temperature was markedly below normal in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Faizabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra, Meerut divisions.
The highest maximum temperature was 41.8 degree Celsius at Etawah.