Chinese engineer killed by falling rock in Charikot

CHARIKOT: A Chinese engineer hired for the under-construction Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project died after being hit by a falling rock at around 11:00 am on Monday.

The 49-year-old Sun Ling Long, who was working as the side engineer for the project, was severely wounded after being hit by the rock from above all of a sudden.

He later died on the way to hospital, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Rameshwor Karki at the Dolakha District Police Office.

The incident happened while he was on duty at the project's dam site located at Bigu Rural Municipality-1, Dolakha.