4 dead, 12 injured in Timure landslide; 5 people missing

Jul 26, 2018-Four people have died leaving 12 others injured after a landslide occurred at Timure of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-2 in Rasuwa district on Wednesday night. Five people are missing following the disaster.

According to the police, the landslide occurred at around 1am and buried 2 temporary shelters and a hotel killing Shyam Shrestha, Bikram Shrestha, Mangale Tamang of Bhote Koshi Rural Municipality-5 and Resham Khadka of Bhote Koshi-4 in Sindhupalchok district. Search is underway for the missing persons, informed police.

Likewise, the landslide also buried a police post in Timure.

Rescue efforts are underway at the incident site and additional security personnel have been deployed Thursday morning for search and rescue purposes, informed Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel.

The landslide site is some 25km away from the district headquarters.

Meanwhile, several landslides have obstructed the road linking the district headquarters to Timure.

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