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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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