UP: Dust storms claim seven lives, 21 injuredLast updated on Jun 14, 2018, 10:48 am
Dust storms hit various parts of Uttar Pradesh, leaving seven persons dead and 21 injured, an official spokesman said today.
"Seven persons were killed in dust storm in the past 24 hours. While three each died in Gonda and Sitapur, one person was killed in Faizabad," he said.
He added that while 11 persons were injured in Faizabad, 10 were injured in Sitapur.
CM takes action
CM Yogi orders treatment for injured, compensation to deceased's kin
Taking note of this, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had ordered district magistrates concerned to ensure proper treatment to the injured.
He also directed that compensation be paid to the kin of those killed.
Expressing grief over the deaths, he said the state government will extend all possible help to those hit by dust storms and related incidents, according to the spokesman.