2 killed in Rasuwa as landslide buries jeep

Published On: July 28, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RASUWA, July 28: Two persons were killed on Saturday as landslide triggered by torrential rainfall in Rasuwa buried a four-wheeler in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality ward-2. The deceased have been identified as Wangchhu Sherpa, 47, and Dawa Sherpa, 40.

Two passengers died on the spot, informed the local police.

Both the deceased are said to be the locals of Solukhumbu.

Seven others travelling in the jeep have been injured while the driver, Fursang Syangtan, of Sindhuli is said to be fine.

The injured passengers have been identified as Dorjee Sherpa, Tendi Sherpa, Nawang Ang Sherpa, Tshering Sherpa, Chhongwa Sherpa, Furi Sherpa and Bhalakaji Sherpa, according to police inspector Ishwar Prasad Bhandari.

The ill-fated jeep heading to Kathmandu from Rasuwa carrying 10 passengers was buried by the landslide.

Landslides often claim lives of passengers travelling to Gosaikunda, a trekking hub of Rasuwa, during the monsoon season.

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