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Syangja: Landslide leaves 5 dead in Waling, 4 still missing

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Sep 24, 2020

Syangja, Sept.24: At least five people have lost their lives after being buried in a landslide at Waling of Syangja district.

Bodies of five persons buried in the landslide occurred above Maya Nepali of Waling-14 Tamadi were retrieved at 6.00 this morning, shared Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the District Police and police spokesperson Rajendra Prasad Adhikari.

The deceased have been identified as Umakala Nepali, 28, Maya Nepali, 48, Deepak Nepali, 30, Sani Nepali, 60, and nine-year-old Bibash Nepali of Waling-14. Bodies of three women and two men have been so far retrieved from the rubbles. Other four are still at large.

Among 10 members of the same family, Manisha Nepali, 16, was rescued alive and taken to Primary Hospital Waling for first aid and then rushed to Pokhara for further treatment.

The rescue efforts are underway in the field with the engagement of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, people’s representatives and locals. Police said that the rescue operation has been troubled with no letup in landslides.