Nepal | August 09, 2020

One more body recovered from Jajarkot landslide

DINESH SHRESTHA
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JAJARKOT: One more body of an individual who went missing in the landslide in Barekot Rural Municipality, Jajarkot, was recovered on Sunday.

With this, the landslip death-toll here reached 10.

The deceased has been identified as Kamal  Sarki (11), daughter of Kalu Sarki who also died in this incident.

As many as 12 persons had gone missing after the landslides swept away two houses in the neighborhood.

Residents of Barekot Rural Municipality, Jajarkot, bewildered by the disaster, are displaced to another location, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Photo: Dinesh Shrestha/THT

According to District Police Office’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kishor Shrestha, four from the same family – Gauri Sarki, 14, Kabita Sarki, 16, Dilli Sarki, 20, and Birendra Sarki, 18, from Chaurataka, Kushe Rural Municipalit-9 —  who were visiting their relatives, were also killed in the incident.

Gopal Sarki, 52, and his son Arjun, 11, of Barekot were also among those killed. Gopal Sarki’s wife Pushpa, 50, and their daughter Laxmi, 13, are still missing.

Meanwhile, Dilli Bahadur Chanara of Junichaande-11 who was swept away by the landslide into the Dhuma River, also has been missing.

Likewise, two others – Shanta Bahadur Chalune, 20, and Prachanda Chalaune, 10, are also missing as they were swept away by the mudslip.

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