Traffic resumes; Chitwan landslide victims identified

CHITWAN: The vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road resumed after the landslide debris was cleared from the road by security personnel.

Earlier, the road was obstructed following a dry landslide, which buried around a dozen vehicles, at Ghumaune in Kabilas.

Two persons had died in the accident.

Victims identified

Meanwhile, the persons killed in the tragedy have been identified as 45-year-old Resham Raj Rana from Bhoteodar, Sundar Bazaar-3 of Lamjung and Binaya Kumar Koiri (25) from Bettiah, West Champaran of India.

Rana was riding on his motorbike (Ba 10 Pa 4844) whereas Koiri was an assistant driver for the tanker (Na 4 Kha 5419).

Rana's 15-year-old son Sandeep is undergoing treatment at the Chitwan Medial College.

Another injured is 36-year-old Banu Patel from Lakshamanuwa of Parsa district. He is also being treated at the same facility.


2 killed as landslide buries vehicles along Chitwan road

CHITWAN: At least two persons died as a dry landslide buried some vehicles and motorbikes along the Narayangadh-Muglin road at Ghumane, Kabilas of Bharatpur, in Chitwan district on Monday.

The duo died while being taken to a Bharatpur-based hospital after being rescued, police added. The victims are yet to be identified.

Other two sustained injuries.

A truck, a car, a van and three motorcycles were buried in the incident, the District Police Office informed.

Police said the death toll may rise as the rescue efforts are underway.

DPM directs for early rescue

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi directed concerned authorities to facilitate the early rescue of the victims buried in the landslide.

Subsequently, personnel of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been mobilised for the rescue.

While a Nepal Army helicopter has been kept on standby, a loader has been sent from Chitwan to open the obstructed road, according to DPM Nidhi's press advisor Ramjee Dahal.


Casualties feared as landslide buries vehicles along Narayangadh-Muglin road


CHITWAN/KATHMANDU: Police have feared casualties and injuries as a landslide buried some vehicles and motorbikes at Ghumane, Kabilas of Bharatpur Metropolitan City in Chitwan district on Monday morning.

An official at the District Police Office informed that a tanker and five bikes among others were buried.

Details of the incident are awaited.