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Nepal: 3 killed as landslide buries car, truck

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PALPA

Sep 24, 2017-A landslide in the Siddababa section of the Siddhartha Highway buried a truck and a car in Palpa district on Saturday, killing three persons. Another person sustained injuries.

The car (Lu 1 Cha 7994) and the truck (Na 3 Kha 6191) were buried under a landmass. Police identified the deceased as Yam Bahadur Gyawali and Tilakram Bhandari of Gulmi and Madhav Rana of Tinau in Palpa. Gyawali and Rana were the drivers.

Forty-two-year-old Radha Bhandari, a car passenger, of Gulmi was injured. The incident happened a few minutes after security personnel cleared another landslide that occurred earlier. According to the District Traffic Police Office, transportation was disrupted for about nine hours.

Siddababa on the Tansen-Butwal section is a landslide-prone area. A number of mudslides occur in the area every year.

Published: 24-09-2017 08:13