Lightning strike kills two, injures four in Makawanpur

HETAUDA: Two persons have lost their lives and four others sustained injuries in a lightning strike at Chyauchyau in Bakaiya Rural Municipality-9 of Makawanpur district on Tuesday evening.

The deceased have been identified as Chhalimaya Theeng (55) and her one-year-old grandson Dev Bahadur Theeng. They were critically injured by the lighting and breathed their last on the way to Hetauda Hospital, according to Dilip Raj Jhale, Deputy Superintendent of Police at District Police Office (DPO), Makawanpur.

Those injured — identified as Bimala Theeng (22), Nishma Bholan (2), Nimesh Bholan (5) and Ranju Theeng (6) — are currently receiving treatment at Hetauda Hospital, informed DPO, Makawanpur.