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Six more human skeletons found in Langtang

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DHUNCHE —Six more human remains have been found in Langtang area of Rasuwa district, supposedly the remaining of those buried in the avalanche following the April 25 devastating earthquake.

The newly found skeletons were sent to the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in the Capital on a Nepal Army helicopter this morning for DNA tests, according to Shivaram Gelal, Chief District Officer of Rasuwa.

Earlier on October 12, a search team had spotted 21 skeletons in the same area.

Hundreds of tourists, including 175 locals, were believed to be buried in the avalanche that swept an entire village when the Langtang Lirung (6,500 m) snow mass burst.

Of the total buried in the avalanche, the whereabouts of 83 is still unknown.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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