1 killed as landslide buries house in Pokhara

POKHARA: A person died when a landslide buried a house at Pandhero in Dihikopatan of Pokhara Metropolitan City-6 on Monday.

Santosh Sunar (26) died when the landslide triggered by torrential rainfall buried the house of Laxmi Khadka Chhetri this morning, DSP Sundar Tiwari of the District Police Office, Kaski, said.

Police said that Sunar had been living as a tenant in Chhetri’s house.

He was taken to the Western Regional Hospital following the incident but doctors pronounced him dead in arrival, Tiwari said.

Sunar’s sister Sunita Sunar (27) of Bhurjungkhola, Machapuchhare Rural Municipality-1, Kaski was injured in the incident.

Police said that she has been receiving treatment at the Gandaki Medical College.

Further investigation into the incident underway, police said.


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