Kalikot, July 30 -- On Tuesday night, a landslide following heavy rainfall swept away a house at Malkot Village in Ward No. 7 of Narharinath Rural Municipality, killing seven members of a single family.

The only surviving member of the household had spent the night at his neighbour's house, according to District Police Chief DSP Shyam Babu Oliya.

"The youngest victim of the landslide was only one-and-a-half-months old," said Oliya.

A 19-year-old girl was rescued alive from the incident site but she passed away for want of timely treatment, according to Ramita Batala, a relative.

Dhir Bahadur Bista, the rural municipality chair, said that the only way she could be taken for treatment was via a helicopter but air rescue was unavailable ...