Two more bodies were recovered from the site of the landslide that buried many houses in Lidi of Jugal rural municipality-2 in Sindhupalchowk. With this, the casualty in the Friday morning landslide has now reached 18.
Eleven bodies had been retrieved the same morning, while seven were found on Saturday, according to District Police Office Spokesperson Madhav Prasad Kafley. On Saturday, the bodies of locals Mekmai Dong, 37, Man Bahadur Dong, 30, Maila Parang Dong, 16, Laxmi Dong, 11, Chyama Dong, 11, Bimala Dong, 11 and seven-months-old Kabir Dong were recovered from the landslide debris.
Altogether, 35 houses were buried in the landslide while 39 persons had gone missing. Search is on for the remaining persons.
Meanwhile, the disaster management committee has decided to provide a relief assistance of Rs 100,000 to each family that lost a member in the disaster, and Rs 25,000 for cremation, according to the rural municipality Chair Hom Narayan Shrestha. Likewise, children rendered orphan in the incident will receive free education up to Grade 12, along with boarding facilities.