Man, goats killed by lightning bolt in Hetaunda

HETAUNDA: A 53-year-old man died after being struck by a bolt of lightning at Bhumethum of Sarikhet-8, Hetaunda on Sunday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Gyan Bahadur Thing, a local resident.

Thing had gone to graze goats when the bolt hit the area, according to Rajendra Neupane, headmaster of local Bhumeshwori Primary School. Seven goats were also killed.

Likewise, 16-year-old Udas Shrestha has been injured in another incident of thunderbolt in Pantale of Hetaunda-13.

He has been admitted to the Hetaunda Hospital, police said.