Landslide kills two quake-victim children

Published On: June 30, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: Nirajan Paudel

NUWAKOT, June 30: Massive landslides triggered by incessant rains buried a makeshift shelter of an earthquake victim and killed his two children in Bungtang-4 of Nuwakot district on Wednesday morning.

The landslide had buried the makeshift shelter of Megh Bahadur Tamang, which led to death of his two children -- 13-year-old Aaita Ram and his six-year-old brother Aasish, according to District Police Office (DPO), Rasuwa.

Megh Bahadur's family was living in a makeshift hut after last year's earthquakes destroyed their house.

According to locals, landslides started from 150 meters above their shelter. Locals informed that Bimala Tamang sustained injuries while she was fleeing the landslides.

Chief of the DPO, Krishna Prashad Adhikari informed that landslides have obstructed the Syaphru-Rasuwagadhi road. Due to the landslides, transportation to Kathmandu from Dhunche and Syaphru remain obstructed.

“We are working to clear the obstructions at the earliest,” added Chief District Officer Adhikari.

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