Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday introduced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh for the households of these killed and 50,000 for these injured in lightning strikes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday and mentioned they are going to be offered additional help by the respective state governments.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “Many people have lost their lives due to lightning in some areas of Rajasthan. This is very saddening. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.” He additionally posted separate related messages condoling deaths and saying ex-gratia for deaths brought on by lightning in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally expressed his condolences in a tweet in Hindi on Monday and urged the state governments to “extend all possible help to the families of the deceased”.

At least 22 individuals have been killed because of lightning strikes in Rajasthan. 11 of those died in no less than two lightning strikes close to Amber fort in Jaipur on Sunday night. Seven kids together with 4 in Kota and three in Dholpur district additionally died in lightning strikes.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot introduced a compensation of 5 lakh every for the members of the family of these killed within the lightning strike. Out of this, four lakh will probably be given from the emergency reduction fund and 1 lakh from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF).

At least 26 individuals have been killed because of lightning in Uttar Pradesh together with 14 in Prayagaraj. 12 others have been killed in separate incidents of lightning in Fatehpur, Kaushambi and Firozabad districts within the final 24 hours, PTI mentioned on Monday, quoting officers.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed rapid distribution of the permissible reduction quantity to the households of the deceased and therapy of the injured.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of extra lightning within the subsequent two days, together with heavy rain in elements of north India.

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