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At least 60 killed in lightning strikes in India

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At least 60 people have been killed in lightning strikes in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India. Of these, 20 died in Rajasthan and about 40 in Uttar Pradesh. At least 20 people have been killed in lightning strikes in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur and several other parts of the state. It is also feared that several others were injured. The twelfth-century Amir Palace near Jaipur has been the scene of the highest number of lightning strikes.

On the other hand, about 40 people, including women and children, were killed in lightning strikes in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The highest number of deaths was in Prayagraj district. It has been confirmed that 14 people have died there. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs. 5 lakh per family of the victims. Financial assistance has also been announced for the families affected by the heavy rains.

In Uttar Pradesh, 14 people were killed in Prayagraj, five in Kanpur and Fatehpur and four in Kaushambi district. On the other hand, two died in Firozabad, Unnao and Rai Bareilly. Besides, one person was killed in a lightning strike in Hardoi and Jhansi.

According to an NDTV report, several people were taking selfies in a watch tower near the Amir Palace in Jaipur when it was raining. At that time a sudden thunderbolt struck. It caused casualties.

Dozens of people were busy taking selfies on the Watch Tower, the report said. That's when the lightning struck. However, several people were reportedly injured when they jumped from the Watch Tower in panic during the thunderstorm.

There were 27 people at the scene. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced compensation of Tk. 5 lakh per family of the victims.

Meanwhile, in addition to Amir's Palace, several other places in Rajasthan were hit by lightning on Sunday, killing several people. One each in Baran and Jalawar, four in Kota and three in Dhalpur district. Seven of the dead were children.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences over the death of a man in a lightning strike. In a tweet, Modi said several people had been killed in lightning strikes in different parts of Rajasthan. I am deeply saddened by their death.

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