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Lidi landslide: 16 dead bodies recovered

The number of the death tolls from the Lidi landslide reached 16 while 23 others are still missing, Chief District Officer of Sindhupalchowk Umesh Kumar Dhakal said.
Photo- Dev Raj Subedi

SINDHUPALCHWOK:– Chief Minister of Bagmati State Dormani Poudel has made an onsite visit to Lidi and the community affected by the massive landslide that occurred on Friday.

The Chief Minister and other ministers from the State visited the site today along with the relief materials. On the occasion, emergency relief material was distributed to the landslide-displaced families. Social Development Minister of Bagmati State, Yubraj Dulal, said that a total of 172 households needing immediate shift to a safer zone would be relocated temporarily. He added that they would be shifted permanently in a safer place with the coordination of local, state and federal governments. Prior to this, the Bagmati State Government has decided to build and handover the houses in the safer sites to all the landslide victims.

Likewise, the number of the death tolls from the Lidi landslide reached 16 while 23 others are still missing, Chief District Officer of Sindhupalchowk Umesh Kumar Dhakal said. Those identified so far are Tika Maya Dong, 3; Chhriring Dong, 14; Jite Jhankri, 80; Milan Dong, 8; Sanu Dong,5; Jay Bahadur Dong,70; Sanu Kanchhi Dong,30; Priti Dong,5 and Dhanmaya Tamang Dong,34. Others are Dawa Lhyamu Dong, Tar Lahymo Dong and Remex Dong, Maila Parang Dong, Mek Maya Dong, Chyama Dong, Bimala Dong and Kabir Dong also lost their lives in the landslides. Security personnel and locals are searching for the missing ones, the officials said.

Published Date: Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 07:38 AM

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