Fifteen Feared Dead In Landslides Across Nepal

As the monsoon started too active, many parts of Nepal remain under the mayhem of flood and landslides

July 3, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

As the monsoon started too active, many parts of Nepal remain under the mayhem of flood and landslides. The flash flood has badly affected people living in the southern plain particularly in Saptari District.

At least fifteen persons lost their lives in the last two days due to several landslides across Nepal. According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, heavy rainfall is expected in many parts of Nepal as monsoon has already penetrated deep inside. There will be more rain in coming days.

According to Ministry of Home Affairs, three persons were killed in landslides in Kaski, three in Parbat, three in Tehrathum and one in Pyuthan, while three persons went missing in Mugu and one in Kaski after local rivers swept them away.

Shova Poudel, 33, of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan died after landslide swept away the kitchen of her house early this morning. Her house is on the bank of the Seti River. She was throwing water that had entered into her kitchen from the flooded Seti River when the landslide struck. Police said Shova’s body was recovered 100 meters from her house.

Fourteen-year-old Tanka Chhetry of Galyang Municipality, Syangja, died after mudslide struck the house belonging to his uncle, Tara Pati Adhikari, at Parsyangpakha, Pokhara, and this morning. Police said Tanka took his last breath in the course of treatment in Fishtail Hospital, Pokhara.

Lila Kumari Lamichhane, 55, of Ramja Tilahar, Parbat, died after Phushre Khola swept her away at Pumdibhumdi in the metropolis.  In Parbat, three persons of a family died on the spot after a landslip buried their house at Mahashila Rural Municipality after incessant rainfall last night. The deceased have been identified as Tirtha Mallathakuri, 63, his mother Bel Kumari Mallathakuri, 80, and his wife Yam Kumari Mallathakuri, 55, of the rural municipality.

In Pyuthan, Tulasa Gharti, 16, of Gaun Gaumukhi Rural Municipality, died after a landslip buried the house belonging to Sher Bahadur Gharti on Saturday night. Police said locals rescued two persons buried under the debris.

Three persons were killed on the spot and three others injured after a landslide struck their house at Aangdim of Myanglung Municipality in Tehrathum yesterday. The deceased have been identified as Kumari Sodengba, 50, Preeti Sodengba, 9, and Prem Kumar Sodengba, 7.

Tenzen Lama, 34, Urgin Lama, 14, and Kunjang Lama, 24, of Mugamkarmarong Rural Municipality, Mugu, went missing while they were crossing a local river last evening after collecting Yarshagumba. A police team has been searching for them.








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