Lightning claims two in Sindhupalchowk

Published On: July 8, 2017 06:22 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 8: Two women were killed by lightning at Ghumthang in Bahrabise Municipality-7 in the district on early Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Mashang Tamang, 50, and Pashang Futi Sherpa, 45.

According to District Police Chief SP Rabindra KC, Tamang and Sherpa died on the spot after being struck by lightning while they were sleeping in the bed in their respective houses.  

Seriously injured Suku Tamang is undergoing treatment at Dhulikhel Hospital. Similarly, injured Dawa Tamang and Nawang Tamang returned home after treatment at a health post based in Bahrabise.

High voltage current had transmitted across the houses when the lightning struck amidst thunders, SP KC said quoting a local.

Police said the lightning strike has damaged television and radio sets due to shirt-circuit.

The dead bodies have been brought to Bahrabise for postmortem.



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