ILAM, Sept 9: Lightning strikes exploded seven transformers in Suryodaya Municipality and Maijogamai Rural Municipality in the eastern Ilam resulting in power cut to hundreds of the local people. The incident took place on Thursday.
It has been four days since the explosion, but the damaged transformers are yet to be repaired. More than 900 families are forced to live in the dark with the discontinuation in the electricity supply.
Transformers at Suryodaya Municipality-1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and Maijogamai Rural Municipality-3 have been damaged by lightning strikes, said Rabin Babu Ghimire, Ilam branch chief of Nepal Electricity Authority. The damaged transformers would be repaired soon, he added. RSS