Four injured in Sindhuli landslide

KATHMANDU: As many as four persons were injured in a landslide at a point along the BP Highway in Sindhuli district on Monday.

The landslide occurred at a point where a side road meets the highway near a bridge over Kamala River in Karkare of Kamalamai Municipality-10. The mishap brought down a tea shop on the bank of Kamala River injuring four persons who were in the shop, said chief of Sindhuli District Police Office, DSP Shyam Saru Magar.

The critically injured have been identified as the locals Binda Kumari Shrestha (55), Bishnu Prasad (65), and Rup Kumari Gurja Magar (60) while Moti Lal Shrestha (59) sustained minor injuries.

The injured are undergoing the treatment at the District Hospital, Sindhuli.

The landslip has also halted the vehicular movement in the region. Some of vehicles heading towards Kathmandu from eastern part of the country are stranded at Bhiman Bazaar while the vehicles from Kathmandu towards Bardibas are stranded at Sindhulimadhi, said the DSP Magar.

Meanwhile, an excavator has been brought into operation to clear the landslide debris.