Four family members perish in Okhaldhunga landslide
Aug 31, 2018-
Four members of a family perished in a landslide at Molung Rural Municipality-8 in Okhaldhunga district on Wednesday night.
Police said Purna Bahadur Rai, his wife Dhan Kumari, their three-year-old son Aashish, and Purna’s sister Mitra Maya were killed when the landslide buried their home.
The bodies were dug out from the rubble on Thursday and sent to the district headquarters for post-mortem.
Heavy rains have triggered several landslides in the district. The rural road network in the district has been disrupted, cutting of dozens of villages from the district headquarters.
Floods displace 20 families
MORANG: Twenty families have been displaced due to floods caused by the rain-swollen Singhiya stream in Biratnagar Metropolis-8, Morang, on Wednesday night. Police said the flood-affected families were taken to safety in an overnight rescue operation. Heavy rainfall has also waterlogged several areas in Biratnagar. Many schools remained closed on Thursday due to flooding, which also severely affected the city’s transport service.
Published: 31-08-2018 08:12