Landslides kill two in eastern Nepal

BHOJPUR: Two persons were buried to death in landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Dhankuta and Sankhuwasabha districts of eastern Nepal on Wednesday.

The Biratnagar-based Eastern Regional Police Office identified the deceased as 54-year-old Nar Maya Karki of Kholakharka, Pakhribas-8 in Dhankuta district.

Police said that Karki along with her husband and a guest were buried in the landslide at around 9 this morning. Karki died in the incident while the two others were rescued by a police team deployed from the Pakhribas Area Police Office and locals.

Police said the injured duo, Nar Bahadur Karki and Kripa Dhoj Rai, of Sanodumba-7 in Bhojpur district sustained minor injuries.

In another case, a minor girl was also buried to death after being trapped between broken walls, in Khandbari Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district this morning.

Police said Muna Shrestha (6) was buried in the rubble while she was on her way to toilet.

However, the locals had instantly rescued the child, but to no avail, as she died on the way to a hospital, added the District Police Office.

Meanwhile, the Khandbari-Hile road section in the district has been halted due to landslides in various areas, informed police.