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Four die in separate incidents

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Bhairahawa, September 3

Two children and a woman died after they were swept away by a river and one drowned in a pond in the past 24 hours in different places of Kapilvastu.

Two children and a woman of Suddhodhan Rural Municipality went missing after the swollen Marthi Khola swept them away at Santaghat yesterday. Police recovered their bodies today.

In another incident, a girl died after she drowned in a pond at Maya Devi Rural Municipality.

DSP of District Police Office Sunil Malla said Tara Kohar, 15, Khusbu Raidas, 8, and Tara Mati Kohar, 25, of Suddhodhan Rural Municipality who were swept away by flood were found dead one-and-half kilometres away from the incident site. A joint team of locals, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force had searched for the missing since yesterday.

Ram Achal Yadav, a local, said Bhelbhariya was in mourning due to the unfortunate incidents of deaths during the women’s festival — Teej. DSP Malla added that police were preparing to take the bodies to the district hospital for post-mortem. The bodies will be handed over to relatives of the deceased after postmortem.

Similarly, Mohammad Rafik Chidimar’s daughter Jamila, 15, of Maya Devi Rural Municipality died after she drowned in a pond at Buladihawa today. Police said Jamila fell into the pond after she slipped while collecting fodder for cattle.


A version of this article appears in print on September 04, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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