Four of a single family killed in Baglung landslide

Published On: September 19, 2016 09:45 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

BAGLUNG, Sept 19: Four members of a same family were buried to death by a landslide that occurred at Ringlang, Bungadobhan-4 in Baglung district on Sunday night. 

A big rock had fallen along with the landslide on a house of Bhim Kumari Roka, 38, killing all four family members. The deceased have been identified as the widow's daughter Indra Kumari, 14, son Indrajit, 12, and nine-year-old daughter Mayadevi, according to chief of the District Police Office, Baglung Chakra Bahadur Singh. 

Rescue works were delayed as the incident occurred during night time, according to the police. The incident site is some 115 kilometers away from the district headquarters. 

“Locals noticed the incident only in the morning although the landslide occurred at night,” according to Dhana Bahadur Roka, a relative of the deceased family. 

Villagers cleared up the debris and pulled out the bodies on Monday morning. A group cremation of the deceased was performed the same day after post-mortem at Burtibang Primary Health Post.

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