Loss of life in a landslide in Darjeeling

Darjeeling, July 8: Two people from the same family died after a landslide hit late Sunday night at Darjeeling’s Poobong Fatak under Sukhia Pokhari. The deceased have been identified as Kumar Lopchan (60) and Kumari Lopchan (55).

Triggered by the heavy downpour on Sunday night, Kumar Lopchan’s house was damaged by the landslides due to which both husband and wife came under the debris. After being notified about the incident, the Fire Engine arrived on the spot and relief work commenced immediately. Kumar and his wife were rushed to the Darjeeling District Hospital, where the doctors declared both dead. Later, GTA Chairman Anit Thapa visited the spot to look into the matter.

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