Lightning strikes couple, wife dies at hospital


GAIGHAT: A woman died and her husband sustained critical injuries after they were struck by a lightning at Mayankhu VDC in Udayapur district on Friday evening.

According to the Area Police Office, Katari, the deceased has been identified as Amrita BK (24) of Mayankhu VDC-4.

Police said that Hem BK (30) was critically injured in the incident.

Amrita breathed her last during the course of treatment at the Katari Hospital, Inspector Madan Giri of the Area Police Office, Katari said.

Hem is receiving treatment at the same hospital, Giri added.