Sunday, 1st March 2015

17 more bodies recovered in Jure as death toll reaches 27

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The death toll at Jure in Sindhupalchowk from a landslide early on Saturday has reached 27 after the search and rescue teams found 17 more bodies on Monday.

Reporting from the scene, Niranjan Shrestha, a photojournalist for The Associated Press, says rescuers found the bodies of three children, 11 women and three men on Monday.

Rescuers had found eight bodies on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs says search and rescue operations and attempts to gradually increase the flow of water out of the dam created by the debris from the landslide is ongoing.


Five people have died and another five are missing after a landslide hit Syabun VDC-3 in Fachyang of Sankhuwashabha district on Monday.

According to District Police Office head, DSP Kamal Thapa, the landslide happened at around 3 am and buried the houses of Kritiman Koirala, Purna Koirala and Meharman Koirala.

The bodies found were identified as those of Kritiman Koirala, his wife Devimaya and his daughter Tulsa; Purna Koirala’s son Prajjwal; and Meharman Koirala.

Purna Koirala, his wife Samjhana, father Indra and son Ratna; and Meharman Koirala’s wife Kumari are missing, according to Thapa.
According to RSS, another 10 houses in Fachyang village remain at risk from another landslide, local resident Thir Bahadur Rai said.

Personnel from Bana Police Office, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army and locals have been deployed in search and rescue efforts.
With rescue operations ongoing, the full impact of the landslide has not yet been ascertained, Thapa told Nepalnews.



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