KATHMANDU: A moderate earthquake of local magnitude 5.4 with its epicentre in Rukum shook the Mid-Western Region at 6:08pm on Saturday. It was a fresh tremor, not an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake, the National Seismological Centre said. No casualties or property damage were reported. Meanwhile, the NSC recorded a 4.2 local magnitude aftershock of the April 25 at 2:40am on Saturday. Its epicentre was on the border of Gorkha and Dhading.
Mushroom sickens six
DHADING: Six members of a family fell ill after they consumed wild mushroom at Masar of Tripureshwor VDC in Dhading on Saturday. The condition of Nanda Kumari Pokhrel, 66, is said to be critical among the injured. Nanda Kumari’s daughter-in-law Rita, 20, nephews Bijay, 12, and Kamal, 10, daughter Bishnu Maya Gauli, 40, along with Gauli’s son Binod, 14, fell sick after they consumed the wild mushroom on Saturday morning. They have been sent to Kathmandu for further treatment after primary treatment at Tripureshwor Health Post in the district.
Snakebite kills minor
RAUTAHAT: A girl died after a snake bit her at Hajminiya VDC in Rautahat on Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Aaisha Rahim, 6, of the VDC. The snake bit the minor while she was answering nature’s call outside her house in the morning. She had informed her parents about the incident and asked for a glass of water as soon as she was bit by the snake. She died while being rushed to district hospital. Manoj Thakur, assistant health worker at district hospital, said that the poison had spread after she drank water. “The minor could have been saved if she had avoided that glass of water,” he said. The body has been kept in the hospital for post-mortem.