Monday, August 2, 2021

In four days, floods and landslides claimed the lives of 15 people, left 25 people , and injured 11 others.



KATHMANDU: In the last four days, at least 15 people have died in floods and landslides across Nepal. From the 14th to the 17th of June, 15 people were killed in floods and landslides across the country, according to the National Emergency Operations Center, which is part of the . Similarly, the floods and landslides have left 25 people missing and 11 injured, according to Dil Bahadur Tamang, the center’s chief.

So far, 15 people have been killed, 9 in floods and 6 in landslides, according to the center. Three died in Sindhupalchowk, one in Saptari, Kavrepalanchowk, Kaski, Arghakhanchi, Gorkha, and Bajura, and one each in Saptari, Kavrepalanchowk, Kaski, Arghakhanchi, Gorkha, and Bajura. In , three people died, and one person died in each of Palpa, Kalikot, and Jumla.

Floods and landslides have also claimed the lives of 25 people. In Sindhupalchowk, 15 people have gone missing, while seven have gone missing in Jajarkot. In Rupandehi, Pyuthan, and Bajura, one person has gone missing each.

Similarly, Sindhupalchowk has the highest number of flood victims, with two people injured in each of Jumla and Doti. In Syangja, one person has been injured.

Influence of monsoon in 32 districts, 22 districts affected by floods, landslides and incessant rains  

Floods, landslides, and relentless rains have affected 22 districts out of 77 across the country. According to Bedanidhi Khanal, Assistant Spokesperson for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, the monsoon has affected 32 of the country’s 77 districts in various ways.

Complete damage to 129 houses and partial damage to 114 houses 

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Similarly, 59 houses were completely destroyed and 20 were partially destroyed in Manang. 16 houses in Sindhupalchowk have been completely destroyed. In Lamjung, 18 houses were completely destroyed and 77 were partially destroyed. In 14 districts, 129 houses were completely destroyed and 114 were partially destroyed.

Partial and complete damage to 32 public areas  

Similarly, a road, a bridge, a community building, five suspension bridges and four government offices have been completely damaged in Manang and 1 project has also been damaged. In Sindhupalchowk, 4 concrete bridges, 5 suspension bridges, 7 farms and a temporary security post of the Armed Police Force have also been flooded. Similarly, a temple and a building in Lamjung have been completely damaged and 4 projects have also been damaged. In Kaski, 1 road and 4 projects have been damaged.

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80 rescued in Sindhupalchowk, efforts being made to send relief to affected people of Manang 

80 people have been rescued in Sindhupalchowk, according to the , while 6 others have been airlifted to B&B Hospital in Lalitpur for treatment. rescue efforts are underway, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The area has received a total of 250 tents, 100 tents, and 50 sleeping bags.

According to the ministry, efforts are being made to send relief materials to the affected people of Manang by helicopter. The victims have been living in tents in Sirantal of Naso Village municipality-1 of the district, according to the ministry. Similarly, 50 people who went to Namaulek to collect Yarshagumba from the district’s Tarfabhumi village have not been contacted, as have 20 people who went to Lapulek and 30 people who went to Kulunglake. According to the local administration, four people who went to graze buffaloes in the middle of the Rapti river island of Dang were rescued.

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Similarly, 18 people’s homes in Kaski’s Madi Village Municipality-1 were completely destroyed, and the displaced families were relocated to Dudhpokhari Secondary School. People in Gulmi and Baglung who have been affected have been relocated to relatives’ homes. Gita Shah, 23, of Kavrepalanchowk’s Timal Village Municipality, found dead at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday after going missing due to the flood at Debitar’s Sunkoshi River.

A six-year-old boy from Kotahimai Village Municipality-2 has been reported missing from the Gonaha suspension bridge in Rupandehi’s Mayadevi Village Municipality-5. A wall has collapsed due to the rise in water level, cutting 20 to 25 kilometers of Beni-Jomsom road section in Bhurung Tatopani of Annapurna Village Municipality-2 of Myagdi. 15 to 17 houses have been shifted to safer places, and the Border Police Post is in the process of relocating.

The Sarada River overflowed while they were planting in a field in Sarada Municipality-6 of Salyan, stranding 12 people on the island, according to the local administration. These 12 people were rescued at 7 p.m. by a team led by the Chief District Officer and Chief of Police. Bal Bahadur Bik, 54, of 6 Sera village in Calicut’s Khadachakra Municipality, died instantly after colliding with a landslide while walking on the road. Santosh Bhandari, a 12-year-old boy, was also discovered dead. He was carrying lunch for workers at Belahi in Saptari district’s Balan Bihul Gaonpalika-4 when he was swept away by the river.

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