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773 people killed by lightning in 7 years across Nepal

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773 people killed by lightning in 7 years across Nepal

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The National Emergency Operation Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has appealed all to adopt necessary safety and precautionary measures to minimise lightning risks, both indoors and outdoors. The appeal was made in the wake of frequent deaths and injuries from lightning across the country. According to NEOC, Prakash Raut was killed and two others injured after being struck by lightning in Mechinagar Rural Municipality-15, Jhapa, yesterday. Three persons were injured after lightning struck them while they were using mobile phones outside their house in Baitadi district. Although the country has witnessed deaths caused by lightning in all geographical regions, casualty is higher in central and eastern hills and eastern Tarai. Lightning mainly occurs before the onset of and immediately after rain due to natural electrical discharge in the atmosphere and due to the imbalance between positive and negative charges, according to Nepal Disaster Report. Maximum people are killed by...
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