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All paragliders rescued

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KASKI — All the nine paragliders who met with an accident in the Lake City have been rescued alive Tuesday afternoon. Seven paragliders fell into the Fewa Lake in Pokhara, one paraglider fell in Armala while another another in Majheripatan after they lost control due to strong wind.

They were rescued by the police on Tuesday, as per SP Ghanshyam Aryal of the District Police Office, Kaski.

The paragliders, all of them foreigners, fell into the Lake after they lost control due to strong wind, Krishna Bhandari, Coordinator of the competition informed.

The paragliders, who flew the height of 1400 meters from Sarangkot, were supposed to land at Khapaudi on the banks of Phewa Lake.

Over 150 pilots from 26 countries including Nepal are competing in the Paragliding Pre-World Cup that is being held at Pokhara.

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Correction : Earlier it was reported that 6 paragliders have fallen in Fewa lake where as actual number of paragliders should be 9, hence, it is corrected here.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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