Earth Watch Report – Landslide
|06.06.2013||Landslide||Nepal||Eastern Region, Taplejung|
|Seven including six members of a family are reportedly killed, and four other are missing when a landslide buried a house at Thukimba-6, Taplejung on Wednesday mid-night. The deceased are identified as Astha Bahadur Siwa (69), his wife, son Salman Siwa (40), daughter-in-law Manamaya Siwa (36), grandsons Nasiram Siwa and Khagendra Siwa. Also, 10-year-old Naina Siwa, daughter of Tej Man Siwa got killed in the mud-slide. It is said that the incessant rainfall in the region caused the land to slide in the house causing the fatalities. In the meantime, a team of police from Area Police Office, Dovan , Nepal Army, and locals are carrying on the rescue process. Likewise, a team under command of Police Inspector Yam Bahadur Paudel have left to the disaster area which is about a day walk from the district headquarters. In another incident in the same region at Thukimba-6, Taplejung, three persons got injured when the landslide buried the house of Kuber Singh. Sukman Siwa is rescued in the critical condition. However, five other survived as they were able to run away when the disaster hit the house. According to the police, the continuous rainfall in the region has been hindering the rescue process.|
Taplejung landslide toll rises to 9
Added At: 2013-06-06 8:53 AM
Last Updated At: 2013-06-06 7:25 PM
THT ONLINE/File Photo
In this file photo, Nepal Police and Nepali Army personnel and locals rescuing landslide victims in Khara VDC in Rukum on Tuesday‚ August 23‚ 2011. Landslide triggered by incessant rainfall claimed the lives of five people.
Update: Death toll in Taplejung landslide has reached nine after two of the injured succumbed to injuries on Thursday evening.
Police said that of the nine deceased eight were from the same family headed by Astha Bahadur Siwa (65) of Thumka VDC-6 of the district, while three people were still missing.
Police are still working to find the missing persons.
All the victims were sleeping when the landslide triggered by the incessant rain fall buried the house.
TAPLEJUNG: Seven including six members of a family are reportedly killed, and four other are missing when a landslide buried a house at Thukimba-6, Taplejung on Wednesday mid-night.
The deceased are identified as Astha Bahadur Siwa (69), his wife, son Salman Siwa (40), daughter-in-law Manamaya Siwa (36), grandsons Nasiram Siwa and Khagendra Siwa.
KATHMANDU: Seven members of the same family, including three children, were killed on Thursday when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried their house in a remote village in northeastern Nepal, police said.
Police rescuers were sent to the area to search for survivors after part of a hillside above Thumkina village broke away and smashed into two houses below, officials told AFP.
“In total seven people have died,” Anup Narayan Jha, a local police constable, said.
“Four more are missing while two have been seriously injured,” he said adding that the injured were being taken to the nearest health post.
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