A pedestrian died after being struck by a falling rock here today. The deceased has been identified as Nepal Army personnel Dil Bahadur Bhandari, 38, of Rugin, Himali Rural Municipality-4, the District Police Office, Bajura confirmed.
The rock fell on his head, killing him on the spot. The incident happened at Ghotkanya of Jagannath Rural Municipality-3, the northeastern part of the district along the Karnali corridor, said Police Inspector Dhandev Saud.
Meanwhile, a 16-year–old Lalita Giri of Budhinanda Municipality-1 who was injured after she fell from a cliff was rescued by a helicopter five days after the incident. The rescue was delayed due to adverse weather.
The adolescent was airlifted to Kathmandu from the Kolti Primary Health Center this morning by the Manang Air Helicopter, Chief District Officer Gopal Adhikari said.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law in Sudurpaschim Province sent a helicopter to rescue the injured. She fell from a cliff near her village while collecting fodder in the evening last Wednesday and was rushed to the Kolti Primary Health Center.