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Lightning strikes kill 3 in Parsa

Birgunj, June 29

Three persons have died in different incidents of lightning strike in Parsa of southern Nepal on Tuesday morning.

The District Police Office has identified the victims as Raghubir Yadav (55) from Dewarpana in Sakhuwaprasauni rural municipality-4, Rasul Aaj Gaddi (27) from Gadiyani in Paterwasugauli-1, and Asaratomi Devi Tharu (50) from Jitpur, Jirabhawani-3 of the district.

Yadav and Gaddi were grazing their cattle in the field whereas Tharu was working.

Meanwhile, Rajbanshi Mahara (40) sustained critical injuries in the incident and is undergoing treatment at a Birgunj-based health facility, informs the DPO spokesperson DSP Om Prakash Khanal. Three others have sustained injuries in Jirabhawani.

Just on Monday, two persons had died in similar incidents in Mahottari, a district in the same province.

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