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Lightning claims 3 in Makawanpur

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HETAUDA — Three persons were killed when lightning struck them at Manahari rural municipality-2 and Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City-16 in Makawanpur district on Sunday night.

The deceased have been identified as Bhimlal Syangtan, 30, of Manahari rural municipality-2, his three-year-old daughter, Bimala, and Krishna Bahadur Balami, 60, of Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City-16, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Dilipraj Jha.

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Similarly, critically injured Salina Shrestha, 15, of Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City, has been referred to Chitwan Medical College, from Hetauda Hospital, for further treatment.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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