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Thunderstorm claim over a dozen in Uttar Pradesh; Moradabad worst affected

In so far as the worst affected part of the state is concerned it is Moradabad in western UP

Yet more people died in Uttar Pradesh as the thunderstorm struck the parts of the state.

As per estimates, as many as 17 people were reported dead and nine others injured in the natural calamity.

UP government spokesperson today said that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees and house collapse.

In so far as the worst affected part of the state is concerned it is Moradabad in western UP.

The district has seen as many as seven deaths followed by three deaths from Sambhal, as per government sources.

Two deaths were reported each from Muzaffarnagar and Meerut, while one death was reported from Amroha, it was confirmed.

The state government has directed all district magistrates to distribute relief within 24 hours.

The Met department has predicted thunderstorm accompanied with squall and lightning at isolated places over UP.

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