14 people killed in rain-related incidents in UP

Fourteen people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, the state government said on Wednesday.

"Three persons died due to lightning strike in Hardoi, while one person died due to lightning strike in Gorakhpur. Four persons lost their lives owing to incessant rains in Gautam Buddh Nagar, while one person each died in Bulandshahr and Kanpur," a statement quoted a spokesperson of Uttar Pradesh government as saying.

"One person each died due to snakebite in Hardoi, Raebareli, Ghazipur and Bulandshahr," he said.

Snakebites are included in rain-related incidents, he added.