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3 killed in Darchula landslides

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KATHMANDU — At least three people have been killed and one have gone missing in floods and landslides activated by unremitting precipitation in Darchula and Sarlahi district in the past 24 hours.

Two persons were killed at Malikarjun and Sarmoli in Darchula after landslides triggered by rains since Thursday night buried their houses and one person was swept away by floods in Lakhandehi river at Hariban municipality in Sarlahi.

The two, who were killed in Darchula, have been identified as Basanti Dhami, 25, of Malikarjun-8 and Chandradev Pant, 62, of Sarmoli-2.

Three people were injured in the landslides and they are undergoing treatment at Darchula District Hospital, according to District Police Office.

Around a dozen houses have been destroyed by the landslides in Malikarjun, Rithachaupata, Dadakot, Dattu and Hunainath VDCs in the district, said police.

Likewise, a landslide washed away two wooden bridges and a suspension bridge over Chhembu stream that connect Kintang in Nuwakot and Satyawati of Dhading.

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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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