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Three killed as Bhaktapur landslide buries quake survivors’ makeshift residence

Bhaktapur, July 12

A landslide in Bhaktapur district buried a makeshift house killing three members of the same family, on Thursday morning.

According to Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta, Hira Lama (69), his wife Paan Maya (62) and three-year-old granddaughter Sampada lost their life when the landslide buried their house in Majhuwa Tole of Changunarayan Municipality in the district.

It has been learned that they were sleeping when the incident took place. They had lost their house to the 2015 earthquake and living in the makeshift house since then.

A team along with CDO Bhatta has reached the incident site.

Meanwhile, locals of Bhaktapur have been affected by inundation due to a flood in the Hanumante River triggered by continuous rainfall since last night.

 


Published on July 12th, Thursday, 2018 11:11 AM


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