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2 killed, 4 kids injured in lightning strikes in Nepal

By PTI Updated: Feb 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Kathmandu, Feb. 9 (PTI): Two people were killed and four children seriously injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes in the western part of Nepal, police said.

A 20-year-old girl, identified as Saraswoti Nath, was killed after being struck by lightning at Bhageshwor area in Dadeldhura district on Friday, they said.

Her two brothers, aged 15 and 8, and as many sisters, aged 14 and 12, sustained serious injuries in the incident.

They have been admitted at sub-regional hospital in Dadeldhura, police added.

In a separate incident at Amargadhi area in the same district, a 48-year-old man, identified as Gogan Daulyal, died after being hit by lightening on Friday, they said.

In Nepal, lightning is considered as one of the major causes of natural calamities deaths.

Parts of Nepal have been witnessing heavy rains and snowfall from the past few days.

By PTI Updated: Feb 09, 2019 10:53:49 pm