16 dead in rain-related incidents in UP; monsoon reaches up to SW, eastern MP

New Delhi/Lucknow : At least 16 people were killed and many injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh during the past 24 hours even as monsoon reached up to Southwest and eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. A UNI report from Lucknow said 16 people were killed due to lightning and other rain-related incidents as moderate showers coupled with dust storm lashed several places in the state. At least six people died when lightning struck them in Etawah, three in Mainpuri and one in Chandauli. Likewise, three labourers died as wall of under debris of a wall that collapsed in a cold storage in Mathura and an equal number were electrocuted in Azamgarh, reports from respective district headquarters said. Meanwhile, monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of central Arabian Sea, Konkan, Marathwada, Vidarbha, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra, some parts of south-west Madhya Pradesh and some more parts of east Madhya Pradesh. It is likely to cover parts of Gujarat in next two days. (Eds: rest pick up suitably from earlier series.

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