Overnight landslides in Kalikot and Makwanpur claim seven livesSix people died after a landslide buried a house in Kalikot, while a 54-year-old man died in the Makwanpur landslide.
Six people were killed after a landslide triggered by continuous rain damaged a house in Naku village at Mahawai Rural Municipality Ward No. 3 in Kalikot district on Thursday night.
Four girls and two boys had slept on the terrace of the concrete house after having dinner.
“The bodies of four girls between the ages of 10 to 18 years and two boys aged 13 and 11 years were recovered from the incident site by the locals and police on Friday morning,” said Deputy Superintendent Shyam Babu Oliya. “All the deceased were related to each other; the boys and two of the girls were siblings while the other two girls were their cousins.”
The parents of the four siblings were on the lower floor of the same house and were unharmed, said Chitra Singh Gaunle, a local. The parents of the other two girls were in another house at the time of the incident.
According to the District Police Office, 31 people have lost their lives to monsoon-induced disasters in the district since mid-July.
Another landslide at Thaha Municipality in the northern parts of Makwanpur district claimed the life of a 54-year-old man.
The landslide had occurred at around 7pm on Thursday at a stone quarry, according to the police.
The body of the deceased, an employee of Kathmandu-based Mining and Mining Pvt Ltd, was recovered from the incident site on Friday morning.