Timure landslide: Death toll hits 9, 1 still missing (Update)


Rasuwa: Death toll in a landslide that occurred at Timure in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-2 of Rasuwa district on Wednesday night has risen to eight. One person is still missing in the landslide.

The deceased have been identified as Shyam Shrestha, Bikram Shrestha, Mangale Tamang of Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality-5, Sindhupalchok district, Ramesh Khadka of Bhotekoshi-4, Mingmar Gumbu Tamang of Thuman, Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-1, Dorje Wanchuk Ghale of Timure, Ramesh Tamang and Sharmila Kamini of Nuwakot, DSP Santosh Tamang, Chief at the District Police Office, Rasuwa, said.

Police are searching for the missing person.

Kaisang Nurpu Tamang, Chairman of the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality, said that the five injured have been taken to Kathmandu for further treatment.

He said that seven persons who sustained minor injuries in the incident have already been returned home after primary treatment.

5 killed, 12 injured in Timure landslide
At least five people died and 12 others were injured in a landslide that occurred at Timure in Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-2 of Rasuwa district on Wednesday night. Four people are missing following the disaster.

According to police, Shyam Shrestha, Bikram Shrestha, Mangale Tamang of Bhote Koshi Rural Municipality-5 and Resham Khadka of Bhote Koshi-4, Sindhupalchok district lost their lives after the landslide buried two temporary shelters and a hotel that occurred at around 1 am today.

Police said that they are searching for the missing persons.

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

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

The incident 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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