Malekhu, Dhading: Three persons were killed, two are feared dead, and at least four others injured when landslides triggered by continuous rains buried seven houses at Satyadevi and Marpak in Dhading on Wednesday night.
A landslip swept away the house of Raju Gole of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-5, killing three members of Gole's family—Gole's wife Basodha Gurung, 36 and his two daughter Laxmi, 10, and Saraswati, 5. Bodies of the deceased were retrieved from debris today morning. The locals rescued one from the disaster and rushed to local Satya Devi health post, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Bahadur KC.
Likewise, two had gone missing when a landslide washed away a house at Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-4. Those missing in the disaster have been identified as Shamsher Ghale and Kopchi Ghale.
Similarly, a landslide buried five houses at Netrawati Dapjong Rural Municipality. Rescue operation has been made difficult by rain-damaged roads leading to the incident site. The district headquarters is one-day walk from the incident site. Security force is yet to reach the incident site for rescue operation and relief distribution. Additional information is awaiting, and preparations are underway to send police team to the incident site, said the District Police Office. RSS