Bodies of 7 people buried in landslide recovered

BABIYACHOUR: Bodies of seven people missing in landslides at Mudi and Muna VDC on Wednesday night have been recovered.

Six people of Mudi VDC including three members of a single family and another of Muna VDC died after they were buried by the landslides.

The deceased have been identified as Kalo Gharti (70) of Mudi-1 and Jit Bahadur Gharti (47) and Bhim Bahadur Gharti (52) of Mudi-3, according to headmaster at the local Buddhi Bikas Secondary School Jag Bahadur Kisan.

Similarly, Dal Devi Pun (49) of Mudi-2, her father Kislal Pun (70) and her mother Ghan Devi Pun (73) were killed after landslides buried their house.

Likewise, nine-year-old Melina Pahare of Muna VDC-4 died in the landslides, said a local Devendra Roka.

Locals have also retrieved the bodies of two people buried in landslides at Gakharka this afternoon. People from Mudi and Nerbang have reached at Gakharka and have been taking initiatives to pull out bodies of other four people from the debris.

The landslides occurred at Gakharka from some 150 metres above has buried four sheds killing 250 goats and sheep as well as 70 cows and buffaloes.

The flooded Gour rivulet has swept away a suspension bridge linking Mudi and Nerbang.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Hira Bahadur Giri said a team from the police post at Takam has been deployed at the incident site.