Thursday, 23rd October 2014

Flash floods, landslides across the country


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Floods and landslides, triggered by the past few days of continuous downpour, have inundated swathes of land causing widespread damage in different parts of the country.

FIVE HOUSES BURIED IN NAWALPARASI

Landslide followed by heavy rainfall buried five houses in Naram VDC-4 of Nawalparasi district, on Friday morning.

The houses of Bhim Bahadur Makim, Human Singh Makim, Nar Bahadur Makim, Hom Bahadur Makim and Prem Singh Gelang Magar were buried, said Humnath Pandey, a local.

Rekhi Maya Makim, 35, wife of Bhim Bahadur Makim, is missing in the incident.

Similarly, the swollen Narayani River eroded lands in Gaindakot, Mukundapur, Pithauli, Kolhuwa, Narayani Prasauni area of the district, said Shiva Neupane of the Badh Mukti Manch, a local organization working to control river flood.

People in the area were put on high alert.

DWARKHOLA PUTS GAIGHAT AT RISK

A swollen Dwarkhola stream swept away the house of Dinesh Rai at Birendra Bazaar, Siddhipur VDC, in Udayapur district, damaging property worth Rs. 1.2 million, according to the Area Police Office, Beltar.

The entire market is at risk of inundation after a landslide south of the market blocked Dwarkhola.

LANDSLIDES CONTINUE IN JAJARKOT

Vehicular movement along the Salli Bazaar road section was disrupted from Friday morning as the road was blocked by landslide debris at Daregaira, Jagatipur.

The landslide damaged more than 50 metres of road.

A landslide at Sakla VDC-8 swept away three houses, completely damaging them, on Friday morning.

Nine houses in the locality are at high risk. The occupants of the houses managed to escape unharmed.

VILLAGES IN BARDIYA AFFECTED

Murgauwa, Chhediya, Premnagar and Shankarpur villages of Rajapur area in the district were inundated after water levels rose in the Karnali River.  

Manau, Daulatpur, Pratabhar, Neulapur, Shivapur and Thakurdwar were also inundated after the Babai River flooded.

The floods affected thousands of locals, local administration said.  

9 VDCs, SOME PARTS OF MUNICIPALITY INUNDATED IN SIRAHA

Around nine VDCs and some parts of the Siraha Municipality were inundated after the eastern bank of the Kamla River. With this effect, some 500 families in the affected areas were shifted to safer places, said Siraha CDO Abdul Kalam Khan.

More than ten villages are at a high risk of inundation. The continuous downpour has damaged different sections of roads in the district, CDO Khan added.   

DOLPA, BAGLUNG, KANCHANPUR ALSO AFFECTED

Locals of Dunai, the district headquarters of Dolpa, are watching with concern the increasing level of water in the Thulo Bheri River, local Hari Karki, said.

The river is eroding the land around it.

Similarly in Baglung, the swollen Daramkhola stream, following three days of rainfall, swept away a suspension bridge between Baglung and Gulmi.

The water level in the stream rose suddenly on Thursday night, sweeping away the bridge linking Righa of Baglung to Sankol of Gulmi district.

Likewise, flooding in different places of Kanchanpur district has damaged property worth Rs 20 million.

The flood swept away 45 houses in the Dodhara-Chandani area.


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