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Fire breaks out at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences building, destroys property worth Rs 30mln

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JUMLA — Property worth Rs 30 million was destroyed after a fire broke out in the OPD Building of the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences early Saturday morning.

The inferno destroyed the research center and laboratory as well as equipment used for x-ray, ultrasound and dental endoscopy, and its pharmacy completely, according to DSP Bishnu Hari Koirala of the District Police Office, Jumla. No human causality has been reported so far.

The fire occurred at 2:15 am today but the reason of the incident is not affirmed yet, said Hospital’s Director Dr Jabed Ahamad Khan.

The fire was brought under control within an hour of the incident with the help of the fire engine of Chandannath Municipality.

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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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