Kathmandu, Apr. 17: Lightning has become the all-time greatest killer among other natural calamities in Nepal every year, according to experts and meteorologists. Every year, many people and animals die due to lightning.
Over the last four years, 930 fatalities were attributed to lightning incidents, making it the highest killer among various natural calamities, according to Disaster Risk Reduction official website under the National Emergency Operation Centre at Ministry of Home Affairs.
The officials even said lightning alone kills nearly 24,000 people across the world every year.
From April 16, 2019 to April 16, 2020, altogether 90 people lost their lives in lightning and within last one week (April 10-16) seven people were killed by the lightning. Likewise, in the last one month (March 16 to April 16), 10 people were killed by lightning in various parts of the country. In the last one year (April 16, 2019, April 16, 2020), 381 people were injured in lightning.