Lightning strikes injure 4 in Kanchanpur municipality

BHIMDATTANAGAR: At least four persons were injured after lightning bolts struck them in Bedkot Municiplality of Kanchanpur district on Monday.

The injured have been identified as Rajendra Sarki (24), Tulasi Sarki (26), and Manmati Bista (35) and Man Bahadur Khuna (40) of Bedkot Municipality-3 and 5 respectively.

Among the injured, Rajendra Sarki is undergoing treatment at the Seti Zonal Hospital in Kailali district while the rest are being treated at the Mahakali Zonal Hospital in Kanchanpur, according to the Kanchanpur District Police Office.

Moreover, 900 chickens were killed after a lightning struck a poultry farm belonging to local Ram Singh Thagunna, said police.