Lightning claims many in districts

KATHMANDU: At least five persons died and many others were injured in different incidents of lightning coupled with rainfall in different parts of the country on Thursday.

Two persons died after being struck by different incidents of lightning in Ilam on Thursday evening. The deceased are Manjit Subba of Mangalbare-3 and Mekh Bahadur Tamang, 60, of Shantipur.

Likewise, two persons died after the lightning struck them at Selang VDC in Sindhupalchowk district. Kul Kumari Thapa and five-year-old Ranjita Thapa of Selang VDC-2 died on the spot after the lightning struck them at their home, according to the District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk. Five others were seriously injured in the incidents.

Similarly, an elderly died in Lahachowk VDC in Kaski after the lightning struck him while he was staying at home on Thursday. The deceased is Dhan Bahadur Tamang. Lahachowk VDC lies to the north from Pokhara city.