Lightning bolt kills two people

- Post Report, BIRATNAGAR

Apr 29, 2018-

At least two persons died and five others sustained injuries in separate incidents of lightning in Sunsari and Panchthar districts in the past 48 hours. 

Roshan Kumar Rishidev, 18, died while his friend Mithu Mandal was injured after being struck by lightning at Duhabi Municipality-11 in Sunsari on Saturday. Mandal was taken to Biratnagar for treatment, police said. 

Similarly, Rupmani Yadav, his daughter Bhukali and neighbor Bhulten Yadav were injured in another incident of lightning in Biratnagar-14 on Saturday. They are receiving treatment in Koshi Zonal Hospital. 

In Panchthar, a woman died while her mother sustained critical injuries after being struck by a lightning in Phidim on Friday evening. Police identified the deceased as 21-year-old Hem Kumari Rai. Hem Kumari’s mother Kalpana Rai, 47, was injured in the incident. 

Critically injured Hem Kumari was rushed to the District Hospital where she died while receiving treatment. Kalpana is receiving treatment at the same heathcare facility. 

Published: 29-04-2018 07:13

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