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Twelve persons have died during the past 24 hours due to lightning and thunderstorm while over a dozen persons have been injured in various parts of the Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports reaching here, five persons died in Allahabad, four in Sonebhadra and three in Barabanki district. The injured persons have been admitted to various hospitals.
In Allahabad, in Khania village, a farmer was working in the fields when lightning struck. Apart from the farmer Sudarshan, Reena (15), Shrawan (15), Dharmendra (16) and Dhaneshwar died on the spot while seven others received burn injuries and have been hospitalised.
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