In separate incidents of lighting, eighteen people, including seven children, in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, and Dholpur districts on Sunday. Twenty-one people, including six children, were also injured in lightning incidents in separate villages in the state.
PM Modi expressed sorrow over the deaths of people due to lightning in the state.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the accidents.
Gehlot tweeted, ‘The loss of lives due to lightning strikes in Kota, Dholpur, Jhalawar, Jaipur and Baran today is very sad and unfortunate.
Gehlot announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the family members of those who died in lightning strikes. Rs 4 lakh will be given from the emergency relief fund and 1 lakh from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF).
Mishra appealed to the people to be careful during the rainy season.
In Jaipur, 11 people, were killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill near the Amber Fort. Some of them were taking selfies on a watchtower while the others were on the hill.
The one on the watchtower fell when lightning struck in the evening. He said that a rescue operation is on to look for other injured people.