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Girls fall into Narayani River while taking selfie, one saved another missing

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KATHMANDU — Two girls on Sunday fell into the Narayani River while taking selfie standing on a stone on the bank of the river in Chitwan district.

While one of the girls has been rescued alive, another has gone missing after the incident, according to police.

Namrata Sapkota, 16, of Gaidakot Municipality, Nawalparasi district, was rescued alive, said Police Inspector Satya Ram Thapa.

According to him, Smita Gyawali ,18, was hanging out on the banks of the River with her six friends for taking a selfie with her friend Namrata Sapkota, with the river in the background.

Namrata, then, slipped off a stone and fell into the river and Smita plunged to save her. Gyawali, who is also from the same place, has not been found yet, informed Inspector Thapa.

Shyam Thapa of Bhaktapur, who runs a meat shop in Narayangadh and was walking along the river bank, also tried to save her but failed.

Bothe the girls were learning at Aroma College, were preparing for the board examination of Grade XII scheduled to start from March 10.

Inspector Thapa said that the search for Smita was on. “There is slim hope of recovering her alive. Nepal Police, APF, locals and her kin have been searching for her,” he said.

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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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