Two die in Taplejung landslideAt least 30 families in Sirijangha Rural Municipality have been displaced by the landslide.
At least two people died in a landslide at Sirijangha Rural Municipality in Taplejung on Thursday.
According to Buddha Dahal, chairman of Ward No 6 of the rural municipality, two women from the same family were swept away by the landslide in Khewang.
Dahal informed that Bishnu Adhikari, another member of the family, has sustained injuries in the disaster.
Chief District Officer Mahesh Kumar Pokhrel said a Nepal Army helicopter has been called from Sunsari to rescue the injured.
“There is no possibility of moving the injured to a health facility without the help of a helicopter since all roads out of the village have been blocked by landslides,” Dahal said.
Around 30 families have been displaced in the Thursday night landslide. “Although the weather has cleared since Friday morning, it is still difficult for the locals to move away from the disaster-hit area because the rivers nearby have swollen up cutting off connectivity,” said Dahal.