Six members of same family die as landslides sweep away their house in Kalikot

Published On: July 29, 2020 12:07 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

KALIKOT, July 29: Six members of same family were killed when a house was swept away by landslides that occurred in Naraharinath Rural Municipality-7 of Kalikot district last night.

According to District Police Office, Kalikot, the incident took place when the house belonging to Gange Budha swept away by the landslides at around 2PM in Banga area.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Shyam Babu Oliya said that 65-year-old Gange Budha, his spouse 61-year-old Naina Budha, his daughter-in-law 24-year-old Kusha Budha, his 10-year-old granddaughter Chandrika Biudha, seven-year-old grandson Ram Budha and 18-months-old another grandson Charita Budha lost their lives due to rain-triggered landslides.

"However, four others of the same family survived the landslide tragedy," Oliya said. Bimala Budha of the same family was immediately rescued after the incident and was rushed to a local health post, he said.

Meanwhile, two persons have gone missing after landslides struck a house belonging to Bale Budha in Naraharinath Rural Municipality-4. The incessant rainfall has prevented the local authorities from carrying out rescue operations, the rural municipality chairperson Dhiraj Bahadur Shahi said. Local Khulalu Bazaar has also been swept away by the landslides.


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