DADELDHURA: Two persons died and seven others sustained injuries after being struck by lightning with storms and rainfall in two separate locations of Dadeldhura district on Friday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Saraswati Nath (20) of Salton in Bhageshwar Rural Municipality-5 and Gogan Dolyal (48) of Amargadi Municipality-3, both in the district.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dambar Bahadur KC at Dadeldhura District Police Office, the incident occurred when the lightning struck at around 3:00 am today in the various parts of the district.

Meanwhile, police teams have been deployed to the incident sites for the rescue operation, Dadeldhura police said.