6 killed in Kailali mud mound collapse

DHANGADHI: Six children were killed in a mud mound collapse in Dododhara village of Kailali on Friday.

The children had gone to the mound in Kattipur, Dod0dhara-7, in order to fetch red clay to scrub their house walls and floors in the run-up to the Dashain festival.

The Kailali District Police Ofifce said a child died on the spot, while five had succumbed to injuries during treatment.

The victims are identified as Sita Pyakurel (10), Deepak Pyakurel (6), Maina Sunar (9), Kiran Sunar (7), Nanita Neupane (5) and Susanta Sunar (7) from Dodadhara-7.

Police and locals had rescued others buried under the mound.

Meanwhile, one of the injured has been referred to Nepalgunj for further treatment.