Excavator driver killed in landslide

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Chitwan, May 26:

An excavator driver was killed in a landslide near the three-number bridge at Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-5 along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan. The deceased has been identified as Mangal Chaudhary, approximately in his late 30’s.

He was struck by a landslide that occurred unexpectedly as the road widening work (cutting a cliff) was going on. He was a resident of Geduwa rural municipality-4 in Bardiya, and the landslide buried him along with the vehicle (Ba 2 Kha 8651), according to the District Police Office, Chitwan.

Office Spokesperson DSP Bheshraj Rijal, confirmed the occurrence of the landslide this morning, leading to the death of the excavator driver. Though he was rescued and rushed to the Old Medical College in Chitwan, he breathed his last in the course of the treatment.

The vehicle was completely damaged in the incident while a truck (Na 6 Kha 1511) en route to Narayangadh from Muglin was also damaged. However, the vehicular movement along the area remained continued and works are in progress to clear off the landslide debris, it is said.

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