Lightning burns house, old lady escapes unhurt

10 Sep 2018

An old lady was lucky to escape when lightning hit her house today early morning at Gajadharpally of Upper Bagdogra under Darjeeling district.
The room where she was sleeping was totally burnt. Vital documents, electronic equipments, clothes and utensils turned into ashes when the lightning struck the house  around 1:30 am on early Monday morning.
Seventy-four-year-old Januka Chhetri who stays alone in the house after her son died few months back, however, escaped death.
Januka said, “It was around 1:30 am when suddenly the disaster struck us. I immediately came out of the room.''