The deceased has been identified as Lila Baniya, 50, of Haldibari – 3. She was struck with a thunderbolt on Saturday evening and succumbed on her way to Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Shailesh Thapa Chhetri, of District Police Office, Jhapa.
Baniya’s 11 – year – old son, Anila Baniya, and, Mahesh Baniya’s 23 – year – old wife, Sordhani Mistri, were also injured in the same lightning strike. They are receiving treatment at the zonal hospital.
Meanwhile, Narbada Pokharel, 55, of Haldibar – 4 and Gopal Tamang, 19, of Gaurdaha – 2 were injured in another lightning strike. Tamang, who fell unconscious following the lightning strike, is receiving treatment at the Lifeline Hospital while Pokharel is being treated at the zonal hospital, according to police. RSS