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Five killed in Parbat landslide

2021 Sep 03, 10:20, Kathmandu
File - A view of landslide in Nagma Bazaar, near the border of Jumla in Tilagupha Municipality-1, Kalikot district, on August 30, 2020. Photo: News and Updates/Facebook

Five persons died and three others went missing in different incidents of landslides in Parbat district.

Two people were found dead and three others of a single-family went missing in a landslide that occurred at Durlung of Kushma Municipality-3 following heavy rain last night.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shivaraj Budhathoki shared that bodies of 15-year-old Bimala Poudel and 11-year-old Binita Poudel were recovered from the site.

DSP Budhathoki added a search for those missing is ongoing.

Likewise, police recovered the dead bodies of Durga Poudel, 35, and her 6-year-old son Ganesh in a landslide at Pakuwa in Kushma Municipality-11.

Similarly, Thuli Maya Thapa, 50, of Ambot village in Modi Rural Municipality-5 also died in a landslide.

Police said that heavy rain that occurred in the district could have wrecked havoc in other areas too but further reports have not been received so far.

Meanwhile, the Helambu Highway is obstructed due to landslides that occurred after rain and floods taking place since last night in the Sindhupalchowk district.

A landslide is taking place at the Ratopaharo area of Phatakshila in Melamchi Municipality-13 obstructing the vehicular movement along the highway.


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