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Uttar Pradesh: At least 19 killed due to dust storm, lightning

At least 19 persons were killed and over 48 injured due to dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

According to the state Relief Commissioner, 6 persons were killed in Mainpuri, 3 persons each died in incidents related to dust storm in Etah and Kasganj and one due to lightning in Moradabad.

Different parts of the state witnessed dust storms late on Thursday evening resulting in trees being uprooted and walls collapsing.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials to take all necessary measures to provide relief to the affected persons.

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