Woman heading towards bank dies after sudden landslide


Gorkha, Aug 8: A 35-year-old woman was buried alive after a landslide struck Keyarpani area of Soti Bazaar in Thumi VDC on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Kanchimaya Gurung of Kashigaun VDC – 5. Gurung was heading towards a bank at Aarughat to withdraw money sent by her husband Bas Bahadur Gurung, who is a migrant worker abroad. She died on the spot after getting struck with boulders which cascaded down with the landslide, Kashigaun VDC Secretary, Deepak Gurung said.

Gurung’s dead body is being kept at the Aarughat-based Primary Health Centre for a post-mortem examination.

Kanchimaya’s mother Fulmaya Gurung, 65, and six-year-old daughter, Rosani Gurung, had died recently after consuming wild mushroom leaving the villagers and relatives in deep mourning, Secretary Gurung said. RSS

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