The monsoon reached the national capital two days before the normal date of 27 June. Monsoon was observed in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. A total of 120 people died and several others were injured by lightning in both states. In Bihar, a maximum of 92 people died due to lightning, while Uttar Pradesh lost 28 lives. For the next few days, there is no hope of getting relief from the rain in UP and Bihar. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rain during the next 72 hours.
The Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain alert for the next three days in UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Meteorological Department says that rain activities in Delhi, Haryana, and Chandigarh may remain weak for the next three days. With this, the monsoon will move over parts of Rajasthan, remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, entire Delhi, parts of Haryana and most parts of Punjab.
28 people died due to lightning in UP
With the arrival of monsoon in UP, the weather got a rough look. At least 28 people died due to lightning in the state and a large number of people have been burnt. 9 people died in Deoria, 5 in Prayagraj, three each in Ambedkaranagar and Siddharthnagar, two each in Barabanki, Santakbirnagar, Rae Bareli, Kushinagar, Fatehpur Balrampur, and Unnao. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to the victims and directed to immediately provide relief of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the disabled.
92 people died in Bihar
In Bihar, 92 people died due to lightning in a day. So far, there had never been so much death due to lightning in a single day. More than a dozen people have been injured or scorched in these incidents. The maximum number of 13 people have died in Gopalganj district. Five and more people died in seven districts. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over these incidents. The state government will provide a support of four lakh rupees to the dependents of those who died.