Three persons on Saturday were killed by lightning strike in Sunsari and Nawalparasi districts. Laxmi Khadka (36) and Ganga Khadka (18) died when the lightning struck them at Bharaul VDC-6 of Sunsari where they were working in the field. Meanwhile, Jamuna Khadka (18), who was critically injured, is undergoing treatment at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.

In another incident, Pritam Sarki (10) of Sunwal VDC-2 in Nawalparasi who was playing in a nearby stream died after being hit by a lightning strike. His dead body has been sent to Prithvichandra Hospital for postmortem.