Six killed in landslide in Baglung district

BAGLUNG: At least six people, including four from the same family, were buried to death in a landslide at Bahun vaill of Nishikhola rular municipality-2 in Baglung district Thursday night.

Baglung District Police Office identified the deceased as 80-year-old Maniman Chantyal, his spouse 63-year-old Nandakali Chantyal, sister-in-law Bindu Chantyal, (22) and daughter Geeta Chantyal, (18).

The dead body of Nanda Kali and Bindu were found buried in their houses today morning while Madiman and Geeta's bodies were recovered at noon, said DSP Anil Khadka at the Baglung District Police Office.

The other deceased are Om Bahadur BK, (54), of Dhorpatan Municipality and Khagisara (75), of Nishi Khola-1 in the district.

BK's spouse and daughter, however, escaped injuries, police said. Khagisara was missing following the disaster and found buried at his house.

Many other places in the district also witnessed the landslides, said Khadka, adding that the rescue is going on in the disaster-hit areas. "More details are awaited," shared DSP Khadka.

Relief operation is also due to launch in those areas.

More than 150 households are at high risk of landslide in Nishi Khola-1, Salla Bote, Deurali Tole and Gaun Kharkha among other in the district, according to place.