Minor buried to death in Kavre

Kavre, September 18

A minor died after a house collapsed due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall at Dovan of Panchkhal Municipality in Kavre on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Sajjan Tamang, 4, of Mandandeupur Municipality. The landslides occurred at 6:00am on Wednesday. Ward Chair Sundar Lama said a police team along with the locals had found the minor’s body with the help of excavator. He said the Tamang family had been operating a shop in a thatched house at Dovan. The incident occurred when the minor’s parents were outside the house.

Similarly, the landslides destroyed two houses at Kolanti in Bhumla Rural Municipality. A local Kranti Dong said the landslides damaged houses belonging to Ram Bahadur Kandel and Sukumaya Pahari. As many as 25 houses are at high risk of landslides. Preparation is under way to shift the locals to a safer place.

Likewise, landslides destroyed the Janachetana Secondary School building, along with two office buildings of Temal Rural Municipality. Buildings of Netrajyoti Primary School in Khanikhola Rural Municipality also suffered damage.