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Kaski landslides kill 18

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

At least 18 people have been killed in two separate landslides in Kaski district. The death toll could go higher as many people are still missing, according to the police.

A massive landslide triggered by Wednesday night’s rain damaged the 20,000 liters water storage tank, sweeping away a settlement of around one dozen houses in Lumle village of Kaski. According to the Kaski District Police Office, as many as 13 bodies have been recovered so far and at least 25 more people are believed to be buried under the debris.

Five people have been rescued alive from Lumle and efforts are underway to airlift them to Pokhara for emergency medical treatment. As the landslide has blocked parts of the Pokhara-Baglung road, taking the injured people to the hospital by road has been difficult.

“Helicopter has not reached Lumle so far,” an officer at the Kaski District Police Office told Nepali Times . “It is difficult to take the injured to the hospital without helicopter, the road is blocked.”

In Bhadauretamagi of Kaski, another landslide has killed four and injured 13 people. However, police say no more people are buried here.

A team of Nepal Army and Nepal police has been digging into the rubble to rescue people alive in Lumle from early Thursday morning. Search and rescue works are almost over in Bhadauretamagi.

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3 Responses to “Kaski landslides kill 18”

  1. Ravi Raj Kaur on Says:

    Sad and maybe unnecesary. So people should be evacuated before. They could not evacuate themselves they did not know where to go.
    Show where to go before the next landslide. Media can be important in useful than just blaming the leaders. Unfortunately there are no leaders rebuild yourselves. Quote unquote by a famous woman. Dr. Manju Mishra.

  2. Radha krishna Deo on Says:

    Several National and international Expert have suggested the Government of Nepal that after the mega earth quake land slides will be more but the Disaster management and its all line agencies are under ministry of home which failed to save the lives of innocent citizen in Taplejung, Solukhumbu now in kaski , enough FM radio and sufficient resources are in their hand to collect weather report, evacuate certain pocket at risk and frequent warning or alarming the concern people but every thing useless.So long these shameless people will govern the Nation many more panic news related to land slides will come in this season and may refer the data of last two decades !

  3. Anita Dahal on Says:

    SangaBadhe stone of Lumle was already in risk. Government of Nepal should omit the stone before occurring such events. According to locals, the stone was fenced to safe the village because landslide or strong rainfall can flow the stone down to the village. If government of Nepal have precaution to damage the stone either through bomb blasting or any other way, such incidents may not occure.
    Anita Dahal, Dhikurpokhari-4, Kaski district.

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