Kathmandu — Police said lighting struck a mountain village in northeast Nepal killing at least three people while a snow storm on a popular trekking route struck a group of hikers.
Police said Thursday that lighting struck Waku village Wednesday night, killing the three people. The village is just south of Mount Everest.
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Separately, a snow storm on a trekking route caught a group of five Chinese and one Canadian hikers, also on Wednesday. They were rescued by local villagers and suffered only minor injuries.
They were on the popular Annapurna trekking route. It was early in the trekking season and not many trekkers were on the route.