Nepal monsoon havoc: Landslides kill eight people in Pyuthan

Pyuthan, July 5

Landslides triggered by incessant rains killed eight people in different parts of Pyuthan on Monday.


Durga Bahadur Malla, his wife Sita and their daughters Sushila, Lekha and Sirjana died in a landslip at Neta, Rajwara VDC ward number 3.

Mahabir Rana, a Rajwara local and secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (Pyuthan), informed that Malla couple’s two children — a son and a daughter — managed to survive as they were in their neighbour’s place.

In Waglihang of Punja VDC-3, Hum Bahadur Sunar, his wife and their seven-year-old daughter died in a mudslide, Pyuthan police said.

A team comprising Pyuthan chief district officer Janak Raj Panta, Pyuthan police Chief Ranjit Singh Rathore and Nepal Red Cross Society representatives visited the incident site in Rajwara on Tuesday morning.

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