Four of a family dead in Taplejung landslide

TAPLEJUNG: Four members of a family died in a landslide at Khojinim Village in Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-2 of Taplejung district last night. Two other members were injured.

Chairman of Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-2, Bhpendra Chaulagain, said that 69-year-old Ram Bahadur Limbu, his spouse Jasmaya Limbu and their daughters Ganga and Jamuna died in the disaster.

Likewise, 40-year-old Yugen Limbu and three years old daughter sustained injuries.

The area in the district has received heavy rainfall from Wednesday night causing a huge loss of physical property as well.

At least six bridges in Phaktanglung Rural Municipality were washed away after the floods in different rivers. The District Police Office said that vehicular movement was disrupted in the rural areas after bridges collapsed.

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