Paanchthar–One person died while 10 others were injured after being hit by a lightning in separate incidents in the district on Saturday.
Bhagendra Tamang,17, a resident of Pauwasartapka in Falgunandana rural municipality-3 died after being struck by the sudden discharge of electricity from the clouds. His 11-year-old brother was injured. He has been taken to Jhapa after primary treatment at the Paanchthar hospital.
They were inside their home when the incident took place during yesterday's rainfall, Paancthar police said. Bhagendra died on the spot.
Likewise, eight people were injured in a similar incident that took place at the house of Faudaman Tamang. The injured underwent treatment at the local health post.
Also on Saturday, Dipak Sawa,18, of Sarsiula in Phidim municipality-5 suffered injuries to various parts of the body after being hit by lightning inside his home. He was reportedly sleeping when the incident took place. Sawa has returned home after treatment at the District Hospital, Paanchthar. ---