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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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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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