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Six found dead, six others still missing in Tanahun landslides

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DAMAULI: Six persons were found dead while six others are still reported missing in landslides at assorted locations in Tanahun district.

With the monsoon at it’s peak, torrential rainfall-triggered landslips and floods swept away human settlement at  Bhaisekili in Rishing Rural Municipality-8, Majphanta and Odare in Byas Municiaplity-9 and 11 in Tanahun district, taking six lives and damaging property worth millions of rupees.

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According to chief at District Police Office (DPO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Arun Subedi, a house belonging to Aan Bahadur Thapa in Rishing Rural Municipality-8 was hit by the landslide. Thapa managed to escape the natural disaster while five of his family members have been reported missing since.

Police only recovered the body of Aan Bahadur’s 30-year-old son Bhesh Bahadur Thapa from the landslide debris. However, five other family members including Bhesh Bahadur’s wife and five-year-old daughter are still missing.

Likewise, police retrieved three bodies of members of another family who were missing in the lands


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