Two people killed in separate landslides in Baglung and Parbat districtsA 65 year-old man was killed in the Baglung landslide on Monday, while a landslide in Parbat claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl.
Two separate landslides in Baglung and Parbat districts took the lives of two individuals including a four-year-old.
According to the Baglung District Police Office Inspector Hem KC, the landslide that occurred at Tunibot in Jaimini Municipality of Baglung district killed a 65-year-old man. “The landslide occurred at around 6:30am on Monday following continuous rainfall throughout the night,” said KC. The natural disaster also buried five houses in the area.
Locals and security personnel involved in the search and rescue had recovered the body of the victim from under the landslide debris.
Earlier, on Sunday, three houses were buried and a 60-year-old woman was also killed in another landslide in the same area.
Meanwhile, a four-year-old girl lost her life in another landslide that occurred at Mudikuwa in Phalebas Municipality of Parbat district on Sunday night.
The girl’s father lost hold of his daughter while running away from the landslide. Locals recovered the body of the child at around 7am this morning.
Eleven of the remaining family members, who were inside the house when the incident occurred, were able to escape the disaster, said one local, Ananda Gaudel.
Likewise, the landslide has also swept away around 100 ropanis of arable land and buried a bridge over Saryangdi Khola that connects Mudikuwa and Shankar Pokhari.
“The landslide erupted from Pakhebari in Mudikuwa and deposited some one kilometre downhill at the bridge over Saryangdi Khola,” said another local Jhalak Sharma, “This has halted movement to and from Kushma Municipality and Shankar Pokhari”
Parbat Police Spokesperson, Inspector Buddhi Prasad Subedi informed that overnight landslides at Chuwa and Pang in Kushma Municipality have also damaged the Parbat section of Mid-Hill Highway.