With the arrival of the monsoon in North India, heavy rains, thunderstorms as well as lightning in various parts of the country have resulted in considerable loss of life and property.
According to reports, more than 100 people have lost their lives due to the natural calamity in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. At the same time, reports of casualties of cattle are also coming out. Over 80 people have lost their lives in Bihar, while in Uttar Pradesh, more than 20 people have been reported dead. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss.
Expressing condolences, PM Modi wrote in his tweet that in some districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, heavy rains and lightning have led to the tragic news of deaths. The state governments are engaged in relief work with readiness. I express my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives.
बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश के कुछ जिलों में भारी बारिश और आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला। राज्य सरकारें तत्परता के साथ राहत कार्यों में जुटी हैं। इस आपदा में जिन लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है, उनके परिजनों के प्रति मैं अपनी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 25, 2020
In fact, along with the monsoon rain that started in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, havoc of lightning was also seen. In many districts of UP, celestial lightning caused a furore. Three people were killed and a dozen injured in Barabanki, Kushinagar and Kanpur Dehat districts. At the same time, many cattle also lost their lives due to lightning. In Kanpur Dehat district, 8 villagers were injured due to lightning lightning, while 45 goats were killed. So far 23 people have been reported killed in this divine disaster in the entire state. At the same time, 83 people have died due to lightning in Bihar amidst heavy rains. On this, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed deep condolences. In the letter issued from the Public Relations Office of the Chief Minister's Office, it has been said that 83 people have died due to lightning in various districts of the state. He also announced an amount of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased.