New Delhi, Jul 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the lives lost due to lightning in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured.
“Saddened by the loss of lives due to lightning in parts of Madhya Pradesh. The State Government will provide all possible assistance to the affected. From the PMNRF, Rs. 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured,” PMO tweeted.Advertisement
“The Prime Minister was briefed about the loss of lives and damages due to lightning in parts of Uttar Pradesh. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured,” said another tweet.
In Madhya Pradesh, seven people lost their lives due to lightning and thunder in Shyorpur, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Anuppur and Baitul districts. The Indian Metereological Department has warned that lightning might strike in Bhopal, Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Ujjain and Indore.