• 10 July, 2020 1:21 pm

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Death toll in Sarangkot landslide reaches five

Kaski, July 10

Death toll in the landslide occurred at Sarangkot in Pokhara Metropolitan City-18 has reached five.

The deceased have been identified as Tanka Bahadur Thapa, 50, his wife Sommaya Thapa, 45, 11-year-old Ishika Thapa, six-year-old Suwan Thapa and right-year-old Shital Shrestha of Damauli, Tanahun, according to the District Police Office.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Subas Hamal, said that the incident took place when landslide buried the house belonging to Tanka Bahadur Thapa. Similarly, eight persons including other family members, relatives and neighbours were injured in the incident.

Injured 22-year-old Pinky Thapa, her five-year-old daughter Pirisa Thapa, and 18-year-old Asha Thapa are receiving treatment at Manipal Teaching Hospital. Likewise, other injured–Saraswoti Shrestha, 28, of Tanahun, her 10-year-old son Sandesh Shrestha, Anish Tamang, 19, of Pokhara-18, and Rashmi Thapa Magar, 19, are also receiving treatment.

The injured have sustained injuries at different parts of the body on head, chest and legs, said Dr Asim Subedi at the Manipal Hospital. Of the injured, condition of two is said to be critical.

All of them had gathered at the house of Tanka Bahadur to celebrate the birthday of Pinky Thapa. Meanwhile, 70-year-old Himkali died on the spot when a house of Ram Chandra Adhikari of Pokhara-25 was buried by landslide.

Traffic has been obstructed at different places due to landslide following incessant rainfall

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