Lucknow, At least 10 people were killed while 28 others injured after thunderstorm lashed Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night, official sources said here.
The thunderstorm claimed six lives in Sitapur, followed by three in Gonda and one in Faizabad. As many as 17 were injured in Sitapur and 11 in Faizabad.
In Ayodhya, an old banyan tree was uprooted in the disputed area.Most of the deaths were caused as the houses collapsed.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the districts concerned to immediately provide relief to the affected families and distribute compensation as per the government rules.
As per the rule, the state government provides Rs 4 lakh as compensation to the family of the deceased.