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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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Mahanawami being observed today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.

Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.

On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.

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Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.

Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.

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