15 killed, 25 missing and 11 injured in floods and landslides in 4 days

KATHMANDU: At least 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides across the country in the past four days. According to the National Emergency Operations Center under the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides in different districts across the country from 14th to 17th June. Similarly, 25 people are still missing and 11 injured in the floods and landslides, said Dil Bahadur Tamang, Chief of the center. 

According to the center, a total of 15 people have been killed so far, 9 in floods and 6 in landslides. Of them, 3 died in Sindhupalchowk and one each in Saptari, Kavrepalanchowk, Kaski, Arghakhanchi, Gorkha and Bajura. Similarly, 3 people died in Doti and one each in Palpa, Kalikot and Jumla. 

Similarly, 25 people have gone missing due to floods and landslides. Among them, 15 people have gone missing in Sindhupalchowk and seven in Jajarkot. Similarly, 1 person each have gone missing in Rupandehi, Pyuthan and Bajura.

Similarly, Sindhupalchowk has the highest number of people injured in the floods while 2 people each have been injured in Jumla and Doti. 1 person has been injured in Syangja.

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

Out of 77 districts across the country, 22 districts have been affected by floods, landslides and incessant rains. Bedanidhi Khanal, Assistant Spokesperson of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, told Nepal Press that 32 out of 77 districts across the country have been affected in different ways due to the monsoon. 

Complete damage to 129 houses and partial damage to 114 houses 

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

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 fish 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.  

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

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 80 people have been rescued in Sindhupalchowk while 6 others have been airlifted to B&B Hospital, Lalitpur for treatment. The Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that additional rescue work is underway. A total of 250 tents, 100 tents and 50 sleeping bags have been sent to the area. 

Efforts are being made to send relief materials to the affected people of Manang by helicopter, the ministry said. According to the ministry, the victims have been living in tents in Sirantal of Naso Village municipality-1 of the district. Similarly, 50 people who went to Namaulek for collection of Yarshagumba from Tarfabhumi village of the district are not in contact and 20 people who went to Lapulek and 30 people who went to Kulunglake have not come in contact. Similarly, 4 people who went to graze buffaloes in the middle of Rapti river island of Dang have been rescued, according to the local administration.  

Similarly, the houses of 18 people in Madi Village Municipality-1 of Kaski have been completely damaged and the displaced families have been shifted to Dudhpokhari Secondary School. The affected people in Gulmi and Baglung have been shifted to relatives’ houses. The body of Gita Shah, 23, of Timal Village Municipality of Kavrepalanchowk was found at 12:45 PM on Thursday after she went missing due to the flood at Sunkoshi River in Debitar.  

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

According to the local administration, 12 people were stranded on the island when the Sarada River overflowed while they were planting in a field in Sarada Municipality-6 of Salyan. A team led by Chief District Officer and Chief of Police rescued these 12 people at 7 PM. Bal Bahadur Bik, 54, of 6 Sera village in Khadachakra Municipality of Calicut died on the spot after falling into a landslide while walking on the road. Similarly, the body of 12-year-old Santosh Bhandari has been found. He was carrying lunch for workers at Belahi Farm in Balan Bihul Gaonpalika-4 of Saptari district and had gone missing after being swept away by the river. 

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