Nepal | August 04, 2020

Seven killed in landslides at various places in Pokhara

Bharat Koirala
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POKHARA: Seven persons were killed in landslides triggered by incessant rain at three places in Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski district today.

This image shows three locations where landslides occurred, in Pokhara Metropolitan City ward no. 18, 25 and 26, on Friday, July 2020. Image: Google Maps

Five persons were killed in Sarangkot, Pokhara-18, and one each at two other places.

Landslide debris buried the house belonging to Tanka Bahadur Thapa killing five persons at Gothadi in Sarangkot, at around 3:00 am today.

Those who were killed in the landslide at Gothadi have been identified as Tanka Bahadur, his family members including his wife, two daughters Pinki (22) Pirisha (5), and a relative identified as Asha (18).

Likewise, one person died in Hemja, Pokhara-25 and another in Pokhara-26 in rain-triggered landslides in the wee hours of Friday.

Meanwhile, a total of 10 persons injured in those landslides have been receiving treatment at Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital.

Kaski District Police Office informed that bodies of the deceased have been recovered from the incident sites.


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