Nepal | November 13, 2019

High alert can reduce lightning risks, experts say

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Lightning

FILE – A thunderbolt as seen over the Kathmandu sky from Anamnagar, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Photo: Monica Lohani

CHITWAN: Experts have stressed the need to keep high alerts during the time of lightning to prevent loss of lives and properties.

Generally lightning poses higher risk in Nepal during the period from April to June. Sriram Sharma, who did his PhD on the phenomenon of lightning, said the study carried out from 2011 to 2018 revealed that annually 110 people have lost their lives to lightning in Nepal.

He added that many people have had untimely deaths due to lack of cautionary measures. The risks can be reduced with the setup of safety nets including installation of a lightning rod at homes and other buildings.

Sharma suggests setting up of anti-lightning device at homes to prevent the possible risks of lightning. Likewise, Pitribhakta Adhikari, who did his PhD on the fine signature of lightning, also suggested keeping high alerts when lightning occurs.


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