Lightning strike kills two in Makawanpur

HETAUNDA: Two young women died after being struck by lightning in Makawanpur district on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Bishnu Maya Pakhrin (17) and Khil Kumari Rumba (20) of Aambhanjyang-4 in the district.

Police said they were inside their house when the bolt of lightning struck them.

Severely injured after the lightning struck them, they were being rushed to the Hetaunda Hospital for treatment. They, however, breathed their last on the way, according to the Makawanpur District Police Office.

Pakhrin was a student of grade VIII while Rumba was of grade XII at a local school, police added.