Gorkha landslide kills three, including an infant

Published On: July 19, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GORKHA, July 19: Three people, including an eight-month-old infant, were killed after a landslide buried a house in Andheri of Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality-6 in Gorkha district on Wednesday morning.

Landslides buried the house of Nawaraj Kunwar, killing his niece Saru Kunwar, 20, Prabina Kunwar, 11, and eight-month-old Yunik Kunwar. The incident took place when the family and relatives had gathered to celebrate Shrawan Sankranti.

“It was raining heavily. The three of them were sleeping in a room. Without warning, landslides buried our house,” said Nawaraj, the house owner.

The landslide had occurred at around 5 am.

Following the death of the three, the village is living in fear after the incident. Many are afraid to stay inside their house as the incessant rainfall has led to landslides in many places. Over 15 houses in Andheri and 30 houses in the neighboring Tinghare are at risk, according to Ramesh Thapa, chief of the rural municipality.

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