Makwanpur landslide update: Two bodies recovered, three still missing

Published On: August 9, 2023 12:09 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MAKWANPUR, Aug 9: The dead bodies of two persons who had gone missing in a landslide at Sikredobhan, Bagmati Rural Municipality-5, Makwanpur, were found this morning.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Makwanpur, Tek Bahadur Karki told RSS that the bodies of two persons among others who were missing in the flood and landslide after incessant rain since Tuesday morning were found on the bank of the Bagmati River at Kokare, Hariharpurigadh Rural Municipality-1.

According to him, the bodies of Akkal Bahadur Syangtan, 60, and his daughter Sheela Pahari, 22, were found. With this, the death toll has reached three.

Pasang Ghising, 17, of Hariharpur Rural Municipality-1, Kokati in Sindhuli, however, was rescued alive on Tuesday evening. He was rescued from the Bagmati River Bank. He has sustained leg injuries and is being treated at Hetauda Hospital.

Three people who were taken away by floods and landslides are still missing. The whereabouts of Akkal Bahadur's son-in-law Jeewan Pahari, 25, his four-year-old grandson Milan Pahari and one-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter Divya Pahari are still unknown.

Search for the missing is underway with the help of the police and locals, DSP Karki said.

Among those stuck in the landslide, Akkal Bahadur's wife Santamaya, 55, died on Tuesday, according to the police.



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