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3 killed, 4 missing in Lamjung floods, landslides

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LAMJUNG — At least three people killed and four others have gone missing after multiple landslides and flood triggered by incessant rainfall since Tuesday in various areas across Lamjung district.

The deceased have been identified as 60-year-old Abhirupa Thapa and her grandson 10-year-old Sirak Thapa of Marshyangdi Rural Municipality, according to Chief District Officer Jhanka Nath Dhakal.

Critically injured in the incident, the duo breathed their last while being rushed to a health post in Khudi for treatment, according to police.

Likewise, two people have gone missing in a landslide which occurred in the rural municipality. Local Lalit Maya Gurung and an unidentified person were swept by a landslide which also engulfed a house while injuring three others, according to Deputy Chief of the rural municipality Hom Bahadur BK informed that.

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Similarly, flash flood in Dordi River swept Baliram Chaudary (28) and laxman Tharu (22), both workers at under construction Dordi Hydro-power Project in Besi Sahar, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police Yadav Dhakal.

Likewise, another person, Bishnukali Gurung, 40, died after being hit by a stone that rolled down following a landslide. The incident occurred while he was grazing the cattle. Locals took him to his home but breathed his last at around 7 pm.

Similarly, two youths have been swept away by the Marsyangdi River. They were working at the power house of Dordikhola Hydropower Project at Ramchokbesi in Besisahar-11.

Police said that Baliram Chaudhary, 30, and Laxman Tharu, 22, were swept away by the flooded Marsyangdi River. The flood has also damaged under construction hydropower projects.

Meanwhile, floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall swept away two persons in Arkhalebesi, locals said.

Local Jagat Gurung said that Lalitmaya Gurung,70, was swept away by a landslide while he was staying at his house at Arkhalebesi in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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