Five killed, 14 injured in rain-related incidents in UP's Sonbhadra

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Sonbhadra (UP), May 20 (PTI) Five people were killed and 14 others injured in rain-related incidents here on Thursday, police said.

While Ranjan Kumar (24) died due to lightning in Kurchi village in the Dudhi area, Ramesh (22) and Nand Lal Yadav (22) died in similar incidents in the Chopan area, they said.

Mankunwari (35) died in Ahir Budhia village, while eight-year-old Lucky died in Chainpur village in the Babhni area in separate incidents of lightning, police said.

At least 14 persons were injured in thunderstorms and felling of trees in the district, sources said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Relief Commissioner to prepare a detailed report of the loss of lives and property in the rain-related incidents.

He said those affected by the rains should be provided immediate relief. PTI Corr ABN AQS AQS

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