Jumla, Aug 25
Around 500 sheep died due to lightning in the alpine meadows of Patarasi rural municipality in Jumla district.
Sheep of local farmers— Bishnu Budha, Jay Bahadur Bohora, among others were killed when lightning hit them at Dhanakharka Masimsera under Bagjalem community forest on Monday evening. Chairperson of Patarasi-4, Kali Bahadur Rawat, said that the farmers have been heading towards the incident site.
The details of the loss are awaited. Chief Administrative Officer Tek Bahadur Budhthapa said that the lightning hit the sheep at grazing land. Sheep rearing is the main income source of most of the locals of Patarasi area. Budhthapa said, “Farmers will face problem in their livelihood as lightning has killed their all sheep.”
Around 700 sheep had also died from continuous hailstone, rainfall and wind in 2070 BS in the district.