One killed, three injured in lightning strike

Published On: October 5, 2021 12:40 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Oct 4: Mahesh Luhar, 27, of Khalipata in Dilasani Rural Municipality-5 died after being struck by lightning in Baitadi on Monday evening.

Similarly, three persons were injured in the incident. The injured have been identified as Ambe Luhar, brother of the deceased, Harichandra Koli of Dilasani-3, brother-in-law of the deceased and Deepak Mahar of Shailyashikhar Municipality-9 of Darchula.

According to Maniram Bhul, a local resident, they were struck by lightning while they were returning home after buying a buffalo from Dhamigaun of Dilasani Rural Municipality-7 at around 6 PM on Monday. The buffalo also died due to the lightning strike.

Inspector Bodhraj Ojha, spokesperson for the District Police Office, said, “A police team from Gokuleshwor Police Post rushed to the spot after receiving information about the incident.”

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