Lucknow: In a sorrowful incident, three people were killed by lightning in the Gazipur district of Uttar Pradesh in the late evening of Friday, May 27.

The deceased — Bagedu Rajbhar (38), his sons Prabhu (6) and Badhu (4) belonged to the Bhawarkol area of Gazipur district.

Several areas were affected by lightning and thundershowers that occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh on May 27.

As per the Met department, substantial amount of rainfall was recorded in Salempur at 4 cm, Gorakhpur at 2 cm, Ghoshi, Hata, Pratapgarh, Varanasi and Fursatgunj at 1 cm each.

The temperature was below normal in Gorakhpur and Moradabad divisions and normal in the remaining divisions of the state.

The day’s highest maximum temperature of 43.7 degree Celsius was recorded in Jhansi.