No less than one killed, dozens lacking in Sindhupalchok landslide

At least one killed, dozens missing in Sindhupalchok landslide

DHULIKHEL: One individual has been discovered lifeless whereas dozens are nonetheless lacking after a landslide hit two villages of Barhabise Municipality-7 of Sindhupalchok on Saturday evening.

The landslide triggered by incessant rainfall swept away 10 homes in Bhirkharka and eight homes in Nagpuje, each in Ghumthang of the municipality final evening, knowledgeable Barhabise mayor Nimphujo Sherpa.

Locals have reported that 17 individuals are lacking in Nagpuje alone, added Mayor Sherpa.

A group is conducting rescue operation with the assistance of locals in Nagpuje, knowledgeable Police Inspector Nawaraj Neupane at Space Police Workplace, Barhabise.

In the meantime, police personnel are on the way in which to Bhirkharka for a rescue operation, Mayor Sherpa mentioned. Because the authorities are but to come back into contact with the locals, the precise particulars of the incident have but to be reported, mentioned Inspector Neupane.

Earlier, the landslide that occurred on August 14 had swept away 37 homes in Lidi of Jugal Rural Municipality-2 of Sindhupalchok district. As many as 39 individuals had gone lacking in that incident of which solely the our bodies of 36 have been recovered.

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