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Lightning strikes kill 6 people in Nepal

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Published Jun 26, 2019

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Kathmandu - Six people including three children were killed by

lightning strikes in southern Nepal this week as monsoon rains hit

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the country, police said Wednesday.

The three children - two 11-year-olds and a 12-year-old - were killed

by lightning strikes late Tuesday while climbing a black plum tree to

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collect fruits in a village in Dang district, said Pabitra Chand, a

local police officer.

Three men - aged 65, 60 and 25 - were killed on Tuesday while working

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on their farms in Rupandehi district, according to Dharma Raj

Bhandari, the head of the district police.

Lightning strikes in the country are common during the monsoon

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season, which runs between June and September.

They are Nepal's third-biggest killer after landslides and floods

triggered by monsoon rains. Every year, more than 100 people are

killed by lightning strikes in the country.

dpa

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