Strong winds claim three lives in Madhes PradeshTwo boys died on the spot after a tree fell on them in Dhanusa while a woman from Rautahat died after the windstorm caused her house to collapse.
At least three people were killed following a windstorm in Madhes Pradesh on Friday.
According to the Provincial Police Office, two students in Sabaila of Dhanusa district and one woman in Rautahat died in accidents caused by the windstorm.
Superintendent of Police Tul Bahadur Karki, spokesperson at the Province Police Office in Janakpur, informed that two boys, aged 8 and 12, died after a tree fell on them in the premises of Fakirchand Secondary School in Dhanusa.
“Both of the victims died on the spot,” said DSP Jitendra Basnet of the Dhanusa Police.
In Rautahat, a 45-year-old woman, a resident of Ajgaiwi in Baudhimai Municipality, died after her house collapsed on her during the windstorm. District Police Office in Gaur informed that two of her domestic animals also perished with her in the accident.
“The victim, who had sustained serious injuries after the house collapsed on her, died while being taken to a health centre in Maulapur for treatment,” said Police Inspector Sushil Kumar Pandey.
Pandey informed that the authorities are taking stock of the situation following the natural disaster. “There have been no other reports of human casualties so far,” said Pandey.
The Provincial Police Office also informed that the windstorm blew the roofs of five houses at a Musahar settlement in Khesraha of Pakahamainpur Rural Municipality in Parsa district.
Meanwhile, a programme to mark the anniversary of the Province Assembly of Madhes Province has been called off after the windstorm decimated the tents set up at the Province Assembly premises in Janakpur.