2 women die in Rukum landslide

- Post Report, Rukum

Aug 18, 2015-

Two women died in a landslide at Ghetma VDC in Rukum district on Tuesday. Police identified the deceased as Moti Pun, 40, and Rita Pun, 42, of Ghetma-1. Landslide triggered by heavy rain buried a house belonging to Nandaram Pun.

Rita was Nandaram’s wife while Moti was his sister. The other members of the family survived the incident.  The massive landslide erupted from Banke cliff some 300 metres above the settlement. According to police, all houses in the settlement are at risk.  “Security personnel from Area Police Office in Aathbiskot have shifted the villagers to a safer area,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Govinda Thapaliya.

The landslide site is about a day’s walk from Musikot, the district headquarters of Rukum.

Published: 19-08-2015 07:24

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