In a single week, 7 died due to lightning in Biratnagar
BIRATNAGAR: Lightning accompanied with rainfall has killed three more persons in Morang district last night.
Now, the death toll has reached seven during the one week period.
According to the District Police Office, Morang, the lightning killed Naina Devi Das, 30, of Takuwa VDC-4, Rita Devi Urab, 20, of Thalaha VDC-1 and Sanama Paswan, 60, of Dainiya VDC in the district Sunday night.
The lightning also destroyed telephones, televisions, refrigerators and other electronic devices.
Naina Devi and Rita Devi died after the lightning struck them while they were working at the paddy field and Paswan died in the house.
The incessant rainfall that occurred from Sunday has inundated Biratnagar town and surrounding rural areas.
The District Agricultural Office, Morang, said the rainfall has also destroyed vegetables planted in the field. RSS
Published Date: Monday, July 16th, 2012 | 12:46 AM