9 killed, 22 lacking as rain triggers landslide in Nepal


Kathmandu, September 13

Nine folks have been killed and 22 others lacking after a large landslide triggered by in a single day rainfall swept by means of three distant villages in central Nepal, a senior authorities official mentioned on Sunday.

The incident happened at round 2:30 am on Sunday when an enormous mound of earth falling from the higher belt jolted Nagpuje, Bhirkharka and Newar Tole villages amid incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 km east of Kathmandu metropolis. The villagers have been in deep sleep when the incident occurred, MyRepublica reported.

Seven our bodies have been retrieved from the incident website and two extra our bodies have been recovered from Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers, mentioned Rajan Adhikari, chief of the District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk.

All the victims have been recognized, he mentioned, including that three every of them have been from Nagpuje, Bhirkharka and Newar Tole villages.

Twenty-two locals are nonetheless lacking within the incident that occurred within the Ghumthang space of Bahrabise municipality, Adhikari mentioned.

Though the precise particulars of the losses brought on by the landslides are but to be identified, as per preliminary estimate, 11 homes within the three villages have been washed away, he mentioned.

A joint crew of Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and the Armed Police Force has been deployed to conduct the rescue operations. — PTI


11 homes washed away

  • The incident happened at round 2:30 am on Sunday when an enormous mound of earth falling from the higher belt jolted Nagpuje, Bhirkharka and Newar Tole villages amid incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 km east of Kathmandu metropolis. The victims have been asleep when the incident occurred
  • Seven our bodies have been retrieved from the incident website and two extra our bodies have been recovered from Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers, mentioned district police chief of Sindhupalchowk
  • Though the precise particulars of the losses brought on by the landslides are but to be identified, as per preliminary estimate, 11 homes within the three villages have been washed away



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