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Bodies of Kabul victims handed over to families

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KATHMANDU — Bodies of each of the 12 Nepalis killed in Monday’s terrorist attack in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul were airlifted to Kathmandu on Wednesday and handed them over to their families.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa were present at Tribhuvan International Airport when Nepal Airlines Corporation’s chartered Airbus landed with the bodies from Afghanistan this afternoon.

Families of the deceased who had reached Tribhuvan International Airport to receive the bodies broke down in tears as the pink-and-white coffins, tagged with the names of the dead, were lined up.

24 Nepalis who used to guard Canadian Embassy in Kabul, along with the deceased, also returned home in the same NAC flight.

All the 24 returnees had gone to Afghanistan via the official channel and were hired by Sabre International to guard the Canadian Embassy.

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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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