Seven die in Ramechhap landslides
Seven persons have been killed and one person has gone missing in landslides at different places in Khimti VDC of Ramechhap district, Monday night.
Three persons of a same family were killed when their rented house was swept away in a landslide in Ward No. 2 of Khimti. The deceased are- Bhim Bahadur Tamang, his wife Batuli and his mother-in-law Kanchhi Tamang, local reports said quoting the police. Bhim Bahadur's 12-yr-old son Dhalke Tamang is missing while three members of the family were badly injured.
In a similar tragedy, a family in Katunje village lost three of its loved ones in the landslide last night. Mithu Thapa, his 22-yr-old daughter Swasthani and 13-yr-old son Kedar were killed when their house collapsed after continuous rainfall.
Likewise, one death was reported in Ward No. 3 of the same VDC. Sita Sunuwar, 13, was killed after her house got swept away.
Army and police teams have reached the landslide-hit areas to carry out rescue and rehabilitation works, reports said. nepalnews.com