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Three of a single family killed as landslide buries house in Salyan

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SALYAN — Three children of a same family, aged between 4 to 8 have been killed after a landslide buried their house due to heavy rainfall in the district on Sunday night.

The deceased have been identified as Lalita Dangi,10, Lalit Dangi,7, and Menaka Dangi,4, the children of Balram Dangi. They were died after since the Dangi’s house in Okhreni Mulkhola of ward no. 12 in Bagchaur municipality was swept away by a mudslide, police said.

The children were in the kitchen as their parents were milking buffaloes in the nearby cowshed when the incident took place. The parents were also injured and are undergoing treatment at Salyan district hospital.

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The rainfall induced landslide fell in their home at Bagh Chaur municipality-12 at around 6:40 PM yesterday, according to the District Police Office.

The area is still experiencing landslips hence rescue work has been difficult.

Meanwhile, a police team from the Simkholi police post and Area Police Office, Tharmare has left for the incident site, according to DSP at the DPO.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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