5 killed, 1 injured in Gulmi landslides

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KATHMANDU: At least five persons died and one sustained critical injuries in two separate incidents of landslide in Gulmi district of western Nepal on Tuesday morning.

Three members of a single family were buried to death when a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall buried a house in Bishukarkhar VDC-9.

According to the District Police Office, Gulmi, the deceased have been identified as Tulasi Darjee (49), daughter Asmita Darjee (19) and Tulasi's sister-in-law Kalika Darjee (62).

The incident took place at around 4:30 am today.

Police said that Bishnu Saru Magar (50), a neighbour of Tulasi Darjee, was critically injured in the incident.

He has been sent to the District Hospital for treatment.

Another landslide buried a house in Haspichaur VDC-1, killing two members of a single family. The incident occurred at around 3:30 am today.

Police said that eight-year-old Sujan Rana and his six-year-old sister Simana Rana was killed in the incident.