4 including foreigner killed in Gorkha landslide

KATHMANDU: Four persons including a foreigner died when a landslide struck them at Keramja village in Manaslu region of Gorkha district on Thursday.

According to Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta, three among the deceased have been identified as Dorje Lama, Chiri Sherpa and Ranjana Basnet.

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The identity of the foreigner is yet to be established although the nationality is said to be Spanish.

Two police teams have been deployed at the incident site to rescue the injured. However, the continuous landslide has made it difficult to dig out the bodies, Bhatta added.

CDO Bhatta informed six persons were injured in the incident. Of them, four are foreigners. Two others have been identified as Chet Kumari and Priti Magar.

Preparations are underway to airlift the injured persons to Kathmandu for treatment, he added.

The incident site is two days' walk from the district headquarters.

It is noted that the landslide is continuously striking the area after the 2015 earthquake.

17 undergoing treatment at Vayodha

KATHMANDU: At least 17 people injured in the Gorkha landslide have been airlifted to the Balkhu-based Vayodha Hospitals for treatment.

According to the Hospitals, 11 Spanish nationals and two Nepalis have been admitted to the hospital for further treatment.

Of them, three have undergone surgery and two others are waiting to be operated. The patients are in normal condition and are under constant observation.