- The bodies of nine people who were buried in a landslide in Barekot-4 in the district on Thursday night have been recovered. Three are still missing.
The bodies of Gopal Sarki,52, his 11-year-old son Arjun, 14-year-old daughter Tirkha, 20-year-old Dilli, 14-year-old Gauri Sarki of Kushe rural municipality, Kabita Sarki,16, Birendra Sarki,18, were recovered on Friday. Likewise, the bodies of Kalpana Sarki and six-year-old Subash Sarki were recovered on Saturday.
Three residents of the same locality are still missing. Police, army and locals have been carrying out a search for the missing since Saturday morning, said ward no. 4 chair Srijana Basnet.
Two people rescued from the flooded local river, Ram Chandra Chalaune and Bigyan Bohara of Barkote-6 were airlifted to Surkhet for treatment. Likewise, Lal Bahadur Nepali of Barkote-4, injured in a landslide, was also airlifted to Surkhet in a Nepali Army helicopter.
So far, more than 500 families in Barkote have been displaced due to the landslides triggered by heavy rainfall for the past few days. The displaced are taking shelter in local community school buildings.
Barkote is yet to be linked by a road. Hence, reaching relief support has been difficult. As a result, the displaced have been facing a lot of problems.