16 people killed in landslides, flooding in Jhapa

Published On: July 23, 2020 08:27 PM NPT By: RSS

JHAPA, July 23: Sixteen people have died in landslides and flooding in Jhapa district in the past one month. The latest victims of the disasters are three children who drowned on Wednesday. 

Ankus, 10-year-old son of Anil Tamang of Bhadrapur municipality-2--drowned. His body was found floating in a pond in a wetland area, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Thapa. Two others -- 14-year-old Karan, son of Kamala Thami of the locality and his 12-year-old brother, who had gone with Ankus to play, were also found dead in the same pond. 

Likewise, a 45-year-old Ram Kerung of Ilam Chulachuli Rural Municipality-5 was found dead on the banks of the Ratuwa River in Damak Municipality-2 in Jhapa district, said the police.

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