While some of them were killed by lightning, most of the deaths and injuries have taken place due to houses or hutments collapsing in the strong winds. Six more deaths were reported from five districts — Mirzapur, Sitapur, Rae Bareli, Amethi and Pratapgarh.“Several of these deaths took place after people were struck by lightning. Unnao saw four deaths, followed by Bahraich and Chandauli, which reported three deaths each. Officials said that close to 200 people have lost their lives in these storms across the state till now. LUCKNOW: Friday morning’s thunderstorm claimed 26 lives across the state.
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