Thursday 22nd September 2022

Dhorpatan landslide: Four deceased identified

Balewa, Sept 4, Four among 14 who lost their lives to the flood and landslide occurred at Dhorpatan rural municipality-9, Bobang on Wednesday evening have been identified.

Other 24 are still missing in the landslide. The deceased identified are Keshmaya BK, 26, Bire BK, 45, Jeewan BK, 22, and Dalle BK, 11, of Dhorpatan-9, police informed.

The bodies retrieved from landslide debris are yet to be identified, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajendra Regmi. The postmortem of the identified would be carried out today. Search for the missing has been initiated since early this morning, Regmi said.

Many people could not save their lives as the landslide occurred when they were asleep. However, some people had narrowly escaped the death trap.

As some of the bodies were found in parts it was difficult to identify the deceased, said Police Inspector Prakash Singh Bhandari, who was involved in the search operations.

The landslide had swept away 40 households. Most of the houses are beyond recognition. The rivulet is flowing through the human settlement.

CPN (Masal) urges for rescue and relief of Dhorpatan landslide survivors

Kathmandu, Sept 4, The CPN (Masal) has urged one and all to provide support in the rescue and relief of the landslide occurred at Dhorpatan of Baglung.

Masal’s general-secretary Mohan Bikram Singh on Thursday urged the authorities concerned to intensify the search of the missing in the landslide.

The landslide that occurred on Wednesday midnight had caused loss of lives and properties at Dhorpatan municipality-9, Bobang of Baglung.

Some people had escaped the fatal incident while the local swollen rivulet had taken away some of them in course of their attempt to save their lives.

As of Friday morning, 14 bodies were retrieved from landslide debris.