Uttar Pradesh, Feb 15
As many as 13 persons were killed in lightening coupled with rain and thunderstorm in Uttar Pradesh. Light to moderate rains with thunderstorm and hailstone during last twenty-four hours has pushed down temperature several notches below the normal and disrupted normal.
This winter rain is said useful for the agricultural crops especially wheat, sugarcane, and Gram. Hailstone at some places have also caused loss to crops including potato and mustered.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed to distribute financial assistance to the bereaved families within 24 hours. MeT Department has warned of thunderstorms accompanied with hail very likely at isolated places over the state today.