Taplejung lightning kills 1, injures 2

File: Lightning strike
File: Lightning strike

Taplejung, April 27

One person died and two others were injured in a lightning strike in Maiwakhola of the Taplejung district in eastern Nepal on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Dorchi Sherpa (11), a resident of Tamrang, Maiwakhola-4, whereas the injured are the child’s parents.

They were struck by lightning during dinner at around 9 pm yesterday.

Injured critically, all three were taken to the District Hospital in an ambulance, but doctors declared the child dead upon arrival. The parents are undergoing treatment.

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