Nepal | July 12, 2020

Chepang girl buried to death in landslide

Himalayan News Service
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HETAUDA: A chepang girl was buried to death when a landslide struck Jhimine of Raksirang VDC-8, Makawanpur, on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as 10-year-old Rabina Praja. The landslip swept away her house when Rabina was playing in the yard at her home. Her body was recovered from the rubble in the evening.

Meanwhile, landslips have put as many as eight VDCs at risk in the western belt of the district. Raksirang, Khairang, Kankada, Sarikhet, Bharta, Kalikatar, Gogane and Dandakharka VDCs, which suffered big cracks and ruptures due to the April 25 quake and its frequent aftershocks, are at high risk.

Incessant rainfall for the past few days has caused landslips at various villages. Residents of the VDCs at risk of landslip demanded that they be evacuated to safer places.

The rain-fed Manhari Khola has disrupted transport to the trading hub of Manhari. Bhim Moktan, Chairman of The Star Club at Raksirang said vehicles had gathered at Manhari Bus Park after the road at several places was submerged. The flood has damaged water pipelines, irrigation projects and a small hydro project too, according to Moktan.


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