4 children of single family killed in Kaski landslide

POKHARA: Four children of a single family were killed and two others were injured when a house was swept away in a landslide at Paintedanda near Kharanephant in Lekhnath Municipality-4 of Kaski district, on Wednesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Salman Sunar (3), Anjeela Sunar (7), Rajina Sunar (10) and Nishan Sunar (14). Two others who sustained injuries are Sabina Sunar (10) and Kabita Sunar (25).

According to police, the house belonging to Chandrakali Bishwakarma was swept  at about 11:45 pm last night killing all four children who were sleeping in the same room.

Two others who were sleeping in another room had a narrow escape and sustained injuries. Among the deceased, the toddler Salman had recently come to visit his maternal home.

The disaster has also destroyed two other houses in the locality while as many as 10 houses are at the risk of being swept away by landslide.

Meanwhile, a team of security personnel deployed from Lekhanath Municipality-based police office have carried out the rescue operation and the injured have been sent to the West Regional Hospital in Pokhara for the treatment, the spokesperson of Kaski District Police Office, DSP Gaju Siddhi Bajracharya informed.