Taplejung lightning strike kills volleyballer

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Representational image: A lightning strike

Biratnagar, April 3

A man died in a lightning strike at Ambegudin Lhasatole, Sirijungha rural municipality-2 of the Taplejung district in eastern Nepal on Saturday evening.

The victim has been identified as Mukesh Bhattarai (23), a local volleyball player.

The district police office says he was hit by the lightning strike at around 8:30 pm yesterday.

Seriously injured in the incident, he was rushed to the Tellok Primary Health Centre, where health workers declared him dead.

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