30 hurt in mishap

PALPA: At least 30 persons were injured when two buses collided head-on at Ghorbanda of Chirtudhara-3 in Palpa on Monday. The injured are undergoing treatment in Tansen-based Mission Hospital, Palpa District Police Office said, adding that condition of six passengers is critical. The traffic on Siddhartha Highway was disrupted till 4 pm after the incident. — HNS

Lightning claims one

SANKHUWASABHA: A woman was killed and another hurt when lightning struck them in Sankhuwasabha on Sunday. Chandrakala Limbu, 21, a resident of Siddhakali-1, was killed when she was struck by lightning while collecting firewood. Another woman was injured when she was struck by a bolt from the blue in Num VDC. She is yet to be identified. “Scores of computers and television sets were damaged due to the lightning in Khandbari, the district headquarters,” Ram Chandra Bhandari, a local said. — HNS