2 killed in Tanahun landslide, 26 families displaced

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Pokhara, July 1

Two persons have died in a landslide in the Bandipur rural municipality of the Tanahun district on Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as Harimaya Sarki (72) and Saraswati Thapa (30), residents of Tamung, Bandipur-2, informs the rural municipality’s vice-chairperson Karuna Gurung.

Gurung says a team of the local government officials had monitored the situation of risk in the locality just yesterday and advised them to seek refuge in some neighbour’s or relative’s house for safety.

Meanwhile, six persons have sustained injuries in the incident. Two of them, who were rescued just this morning out of the landslide debris, were serious, but they are also recovering now, according to Gurung.

Landslides and floods displaced 26 families in the rural municipality, according to her.

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