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Lightning claims two in Khotang

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KHOTANG — Two people were killed after they struck by a lightening in different places of Khotang on Wednesday evening.

The lightning struck Sombar Bahadur Dahal, 65, from Solma Okharbot of Majhauwagadi municipality-2 and Balkumari Khatri, 65, from Ratanchaka of Sakela Rural Municipality, according to police.

Dahal, who was fatally injured in the incident, breathed last on the way to the hospital while Khatri died on the spot, informed locals.

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Khatri’s husband Prem Bahadur Khatri sustained injuries in the incident. He is undergoing treatment at local hospital, informed Area police.

The dead bodies were brought to District Hospital, Diktel for post-mortem, informed police.

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Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district, on early Thursday morning.

The road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Tope Khola on the Narayangadh-Mugling section of the highway, the District Police Office Chitwan said.

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According to police it will take five to eight hours to remove the landslide debris. Landslides are frequent on this section of the highway whenever it rains as the hill slopes on the road side have been scraped in course of the road widening works.

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