Ten people killed in separate landslides in Sindhupalchowk

Published On: August 3, 2020 12:25 PM NPT By: Dhruba Dangal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Aug 3: Ten people were killed in two separate incidents of landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchowk on Sunday night. One person injured severely in the incident was rescued alive Monday morning.

According to the Information Officer at District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk, Deputy Superintendent of Police Madav Prasda Kafle, eight laborers were killed when the landslide debris buried a house in Melamchi at around 3 am. The incident occurred when all the nine laborers were in a deep sleep.

Search teams of Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police recovered eight dead bodies from the landslide site. One of the injured persons is undergoing treatment at Melamchi Health Center. The injured person has been identified as Baru Shah, an Indian national.

In a separate incident of landslide, a husband and wife were killed in the landslide that occurred in Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality-2 on Sunday night. 

According to Tashi Lama, Chairman of Rural Municipality, Yagya Bahadur Chhetri, 43, and his wife Laxmi Silwal, 42, were killed in the incident. Locals had recovered their dead bodies on Monday morning.


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