Thursday, 5th March 2015

UPDATE: Jure rescue operation continues

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Nepal Army continued with the task of providing safe passage to the dammed water at Sunkoshi River on Wednesday morning.

The army intended to increase the outflow of water from 205 Cusecs to 250 Cusecs yesterday which was interrupted due to rainfall. The inflow of water at the site is 180 Cusecs.

According to the DSP Bharat Bohara of District Police Office, the army personnel look to make additional blasts along with drill machine to ease water passage.

The rescue work also continued from Wednesday morning, Bohara added. 33 bodies were found while more than 120 are still missing from the landslides that hit the area on Saturday.

After the landslide 44 houses were buried whereas 12 houses are at a high risk of being swept, in Mankha VDC. In Ramche VDC six houses were buried, 18 flooded, and 38 are at high risk. 19 houses were destroyed by landslide in Tekanpur. Similarly, in Dhuskun eight houses, one school, Sunkoshi hydropower and Sanima hydropower have been affected by the landslide, the home ministry informed.

Three business firms, one resort, eight private vehicles, one school bus are damaged in the incident.

Meanwhile, according to Reuters, authorities in Bihar told 30,000 evacuated villagers to return home as the risk from flooding from Nepal has eased. 100,000 still remain in relief camps.

Eight schools closed in Sindhupalchowk

Eight private schools from Barhabise to Balefi are closed for an indefinite period following large number of human casualties which include students and teachers of these schools, it is learnt.

According to Rishi Nepal, Secretary of the Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (PABSON) District Committee, all schools in the district were closed on Tuesday to condole those who died in the landslide.

Nepal said 10 bodies of students of the Greenland Boarding School at Lamosanghu were found from the landslide debris while 40 students studying at different schools are still unaccounted for. The school bus and five members of the driver's family are also missing.

Similarly, although two bodies of the students at Kiston Boarding School, Barhabise were found, the bodies of two teachers are still missing.

The PABSON Sindhupalchok district working committee started a campaign to collect donation for relief of the affected families.




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