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Lightning claims 6 lives in Parsa and Siraha


Lightning in Nepal has claimed lives of at least six people and injured two others.

Four people died in Parsa and two others in Siraha districts of Nepal.

Lightning hit when people were taking shelter inside a shed during a heavy rain in Parsa. One person who is said to be in critical condition is currently undergoing treatment at Birgunj hospital.

In another lightning disaster in Siraha, two people were killed in the mango farm.

A mother and her daughter were hit by lightning at Sukhachaina VDC of the district.

Massive flooding in the Mahakali River wreaked havoc in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula making 53 families homeless. A red flag has been placed and an emergency has been declared.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 17, 2013