Lucknow: Three persons were killed and one more injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to rather heavy rains occurred at few places over Uttar Pradesh.

Omendra Singh (35) and Umesh (25) were killed and Ashu Yadav (16) was injured as lightning hit them in Nahrosa village of Shahjahanpur district on Saturday, police said.

30-year-old Sunil Kumar died in a similar incident in Basulia village of the district on Saturday, police said.

According to the Meteorological office, moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershower occurred at few places over the state.

Chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Nakur 9, Saharanpur, Hamipur 7 each and Banda 5.

The department said that rain or thundershowers would occur at few places over the state.

(Agencies)

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