At least six people have died and two more have gone missing in separate land-slide related incidents in various parts of the country caused by incessant rainfall from the past few days.
Three members of a family died when a house was swept away by a mud-slide at Deurali VDC-8, Kaski district.
The deceased have been identified as Mangali Gurung, 80, Soni Gurung, 25 and one and a-half-year old Purnima Gurung, according to Kaski district police.
Rekha Gurung, 11, who was swept away along with the house, was rescued from the banks of a nearby river.
Another two members of the house, Sim Bahadur Gurung and his wife, were not in the house when the tragedy struck and are reported to be safe.
There was a heavy rainfall all day Wednesday in the area, which probably caused the mudslides at 3 am Thursday morning. A huge log had also tumbled along the mudslide, destroying the Gurung family's house on the way.
In another report, three minors died after being buried inside their home after a mudslide swept it away in remote Mugu district Wednesday night.
The deceased have been identified as Ram Bahadur Budha, Nar Bahadur Budha and Ratna Budha of Shera VDC. Their age has not been verified but reports quoted local police as saying that the three brothers were in their teens.
Similarly, two people have gone missing after a landslide swept away a house belonging to one Krishna Bahadur Bhujel of Dhapade VDC-5, Tanahun district.
Police said the missing are Bhujel's wife and daughter. Both are feared dead.
Meanwhile, reports coming in from Rautahat say that 14 houses in Bairganiya VDC-5 have been completely submerged after flooding in the Aruwa river.
The families of Jayakaran Sah, Thaga Baitha and Joshi Raya Yadav including 11 others have been displaced after their houses were completely submerged when the floodwaters entered their village settlement.
Reports said the displaced families are currently taking shelter in the neighboring village.
Although the late monsoon allayed worries about impending drought with rise in temperature and was welcomed all over the country, the possibility of heavy thundershowers in most parts of the Terai and mid-hills regions in the coming days has raised fears of more land-slide related incidents and deaths which has become a norm during this season every year. nepalnews.com