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Caravan Actor Thinley dies falling off cliff

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KATHMANDU — Popular actor of Caravan film Thinley Lhondup died in his home district Dolpa on Sunday. He was 72.

Thinley had fallen off the cliff at Chhepka in Phoksundo VDC, on his way back home from Dunai, the district headquarters.

According to Ram Krishna Regmi, Thinley’s landlord in Dunai, Thinley fell along with the horse he was riding as it was pushed by mule passing through the narrow track. The horse died on the spot while Thinley succumbed to his injuries soon afterwards.

Thinley played the lead character in the 1999 adventure film, Caravan, directed by Eric Valli. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film Award at the Oscars in 1999.

Thinley also made a mark in the Nepali music video industry. Nepathya’s Sa Karnali was a popular number he was cast in.

The Caravan actor had stomach malignancy. He lived in Dunai and every now and again flew out to Kathmandu for treatment.

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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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