Lightning claims two, minor dies in road accident

DHADING, Gajuri: A minor died on the spot after a truck knocked down her at Charaudi of Dhusa VDC-1 in Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway this morning.

Purnimaya Chepang, 10, of Lothar-4, Chitwan, died when the Kathmandu bound truck (Na 3 Kha 4028) hit her, police said. It is said that Purnimaya had gone to Charaudi to meet her senior brother.

Similarly, lightning occurred last night claimed two persons and two others were seriously hurt at Mahadevsthan VDC-5 in Dhading district.

According to police the deceased are Som Lama, 16, of Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot, and local Santosh Lamichhane Magar, 28.

Seriously injured Tikamaya Lamichhane Magar and Dhan Bahadur Tamang are being treated at local health center.

Locals said that at least 30 houses were damaged by the lightning. RSS

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