Landslides block Sunkoshi River‚


Kathmandu, August 02.  The Sunkoshi River in Sindhupalchok has been blocked due a massive landslide, turning the river into a lake in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to the Bahrabise Police Post, eight  people died and 16 others were injured after they were buried in landslides at around 2:00 am today.

It has said that  the injured have been airlifted to Kathmandu by the Nepal Army chopper. As many as 100 houses have been submerged after the river water gushed into a human settlement in Jure of Ramche VDC-5.

The incident has panicked people living along the river banks in Lamosanghu, Khadichaur, Kathe, Balefi, Sukute and Chehere, Dolalghat among others.

Water level in the Sunkoshi River has been increasing endlessly. High alert has been announced and locals are being evacuated to a safer place.

The concerned authorities have urged the locals to stay safe in highland. Security personnel from Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have been deployed in the incident site.

The authorities have also urged the locals of Kavre district to stay in high alert fearing a possible outburst of the blocked river. The rescue team from Kathmandu has reached  in the district to monitor the areas.