Sexagenarian killed in Kalikot lightning

KALIKOT: An elderly person died after he was struck by lightning at Sipkhana VDC in Kalikot district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Purna Bahadur Shahi (60) of Sipkhana VDC-4. The incident took place while he was going to answer the call of nature.

Shahi was the Chairman of a local forest users' committee.

Before this, two people were killed in another lightning incident in Phukot VDC while they were working at an apple orchard.