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16 people die in landslide, flooding in Jhapa ,Nepal

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JHAPA: Sixteen people have died in landslides and flooding in Jhapa district in the past one month.

The latest victims of the disasters are three children who drowned on Wednesday. Ankus, 10-year-old son of Anil Tamang of Bhadrapur municipality-2–drowned.

His body was found floating in a pond in a wetland area, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Thapa. Two others–14-year-old Karan, son of Kamala Thami of the locality and his 12-year-old brother, who had gone with Ankus to play, were also found dead in the same pond.

Likewise, a 45-year-old Ram Kerung of Ilam Chulachuli rural municipality-5 was found dead on the banks of Ratuwa River in Damak municipality-2 in Jhapa district, said the police.

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