Tanahun lightning kills two

TANAHUN: Two youth from the same neighbourhood were killed and another woman was injured after being struck by lightning in Tanahun last night.

The thunderbolt struck the house of Khem Rana at Kanhunshivapur VDC–7 of the district last night, injuring his 18- and 20-year-old daughters, Gulabi and Mausami respectively.

But, Mausami died while undergoing treatment at the Damauli Hospital at 11 pm.

Her younger sister with serious injuries was rushed to Pokhara for additional treatment.

The lighting also struck another house in the same neighbourhood, killing Animaya Thapa (55). Thapa died on the way to a hospital.

The lighting also killed four cows and three lambs belonging to Rishiram Thapa of the same locality, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Surendra Bahadur Gurung, of District Police Office, Tanahun.