2 kids among 10 killed as storm, rains wreak havoc in UP | India News – Times of India

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BAREILLY: At least 10 people were killed and many injured after a dust storm followed by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur and its neighbouring districts on Thursday night. Five deaths were reported in Kheri district, while five, including two kids, died in Shahjahanpur.
Shahjahanpur district magistrate Umesh Pratap Singh told TOI: “Storm lasted for less than 30 minutes but its impact was severe, particularly in parts of the city.The kin of those dead will get compensation under the state disaster relief fund within 72 hours.”
In Shahjahanpur, two children who had taken shelter near a wall died as it collapsed. Cops said three men who were plucking mangoes at an orchard were critically injured when a wall collapsed on them. All three succumbed to their injuries later.
In Lakhimpur Kheri, two people died in separate tree fall incidents while three others died in two house collapse incidents.

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