Four members of a family killed; five went missing

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Four members of a family died when the flood and landslide triggered by incessant rainfall swept away a human settlement in Khimti of Ramechhap district last night.

A huge physical and human loss was resulted when the flood and landslide occurred after a heavy rainfall since last night gushed into the human settlement.

Among the killed in the natural disaster are Bhim Bahadur Tamang, 55, his wife Batulimaya, 45, his seventy-five-year-old mother and son Dhalke Tamang, police confirmed.

Of total seven members in the house, four were killed, one went missing and two sustained serious injuries. They have been residing in a rented hosue in Khimti.

Likewise, other missing in the incident are Mithu Thapa,55, her daughter Swasthani Thapa, 22, thirteen-year-old son Kedar Thapa and other two. The landslide buried their house when they were asleep.

The Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and locals have put their joint efforts to rescue the victims.

The flood has also washed away six houses in Khimpti and the entire market area is waterlogged.

 The people's mobility has been blocked after the flood swept away a bridge there. RSS

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